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Kent Alumni Association 

PO Box 5 190 

Kent, OH 44242-0001 



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Published by 

Class of 1917 

Kent State Normal College 

Copyrighted 1917 
Gilbert Roberts 


Sylvester Summers 
All rights reserved 

The Office 

Kent State Normal 

All hail to the school, all schools 
above ! 
We sing of her worth so true. 
She beckons us on to the heights 
above — 

Our strength every day to 
And across our way, comes the 
dawn of day. 
With its light and its cheer for 
us all ; — 
We chant the praise in our rounde- 
Of her who's the best of all. 

Kent State Normal I Kent State 

Finest school in all the west. 
Kent State Normal! Kent State 

Normal ! 

'Tis the school we love the best. 
So we'll chant her glorious praises. 
Waving high her orange and 
blue — 
And to her we bow devotion, 

Love and honor all so true. 

Shall foemen in wrath our flag 
And trample it 'neath theii' 
Our orange and blue in the dust to 
Our glory to turn to defeat? 
Not till fires burn cold and our 
spirit's old 
Shall the enemy tread on our 
To arms! To arms! Let the cry 
ring bold — 
To fight for our dear old flag! 


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m\h Itrlppr, €UtB (E. ^rab. 
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tl)tB bonk. 

Don Bregenzer. 









Ruth Hartlerode. 



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2. A ha - \o bright, Kent Nor - mal, 

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Mem' - ry's halls, 

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heart-felt words of praise. 

dur-ing as your walls. 

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With love we'll e'er re - vere you, With pride we'll speak your 
Firm bonds of love and friendship Will bind us close to 
A - gain we'll tread j'our pathwiays, Once more we'll vie"'^ your 

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With joy - ous-ness we'll cher - ish 
These bonds we ne'er will sev - er, 
Re - gret will mark our part - ing 



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The splen-dor of your fame. 
Each day will find them true. 
When no - ble du - ty calls. 











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South from Main Street Bridge 

Standing Rock 


Normal Drive 

Cuyhoga Gorge — High Level Bridge 




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John Edward McGilvrey, A.B., Pd.D. 

Our President is a man with a broad 
vision. Kindly and sympathetic, he is a 
friend to all who come in contact with him. 
He has endeared himself to every student 
by his kindness, tact, and optimistic inter- 
pretation of life. 


Helen M. Atkinson, A.B. 
Assistant to the President 

When we make our programs, to 
whom do we turn for advice? 
'Ask Miss Atls;inson" is a favorite 
expression among our teachers. A 
good and loyal friend of the strug- 
ghng student, is this efficient vice- 

John Thomas Johnson, A.B. 
Department of Agriculture 

The student who is fortunate 
enough to recite in Room 41S is 
fortunate indeed. No matter how 
you feel when you go there, an 
inspiration to get more from life 
thrills you on leaving. 

John Brookie Faught, 
A.B., Ph.D. 

Department of Mathematics 

Do we know Dr. Faught? Sure, 
everybody knows him. The man 
with the cheerful smile and the 
great imagination will ever be re- 
membered by the alumni of Kent 
Normal. With him mathematics 
means moi'e than mei'e figures. 


May H. Prentice 
Director of Training 

A great teacher, exponent of 
women's suffrage, and friend to 
the student teacher. Miss Prentice 
has assured herself a permanent 
]3lace in the hall of fame of ped- 

George Edward Marker, A.B., 


Hi-ad of tile D( jiartineiit of 


It is a rare privilege to hear Mr. 
Marker expound the philosophy of 
Herbart and Froebel and relate it 
to every day life. In his hands, 
pi'inciples of teaching and facts of 
psychology become real and vital 
to the prospective teacher. 


Dunbar, B.L. 


To the uninitiated, finding a 
book in the library is a serious 
problem. But with the assistance 
and advice of our Librarian, the 
mystery is unraveled and made 
plain. She surely is "a very pres- 
ent help in time of trouble." 



Nina S. Humphrey 
Head of the Department of Public 
School Art 

A better friend to the budding 
artist cannot be found. Patient, 
critical, and painstaking, she has 
won the good will of all who know 

Joseph E. Layton, A.B., A.M. 
Head of the Di partment of Hifttoiii 

Problems of war, peace, and 
auto construction are meat and 
drink for our popular history 
teacher. It is a pleasure to know 
him and enter into discussion with 
him on any of the live issues of 
the times. He fre(|uently employs 
a very capable chauffeur for the 

Elsie Mabee, A.B., Pd.M., Ph.B. 
Tiaining Sii-pefviNor 

All who know Miss Mabee agree 
that she is "Efficiency" spelled 
with a capital "E." She can ap- 
preciate a good joke, even if on 


Robert M. Fosnight 
Training Supervisor 

All students who have done 
practice teaching at Brady will 
agree in saying that Mr. Fosnight 
could rightly be termed "The &age 
of Bradv Lake School." 

Louise Mainline 
Training Siipen'isor 

No practice teacher could wish 
to find a more helpful critic 
teacher than Miss Mainline. Mer 
tact in handling difficult situations 
in the schoolroom, and her unfail- 
ing kindness make her one of the 
best loved members of our faculty. 

Edith M. Olson 
Training Supervisor 

She is the one of whom it has 
been said, "She hath a heart of 
steel, surrounded by an iceberg." 
But if the practice teachers do 
their best, they will find beneath 
the surface a "heart of pure gold, 
and one that will sympathize and 
help them. Her favorite expres- 
sion is, "See me." 

Nina J. Williams, A.B. 
Department of Engli.^h 

Intensely interested in student 
activities, Miss Williams is tlie ad- 
visor of three of the most impor- 
tant of these — The Kentonian, The 
Chestnut Burr, and the Y. W. C. A. 
"None knew thee but to love thee. 
Nor named thee but to praise." 

Levi L. Career, A.B., A.M., 


Dejiartment of Eni/thh 
Although officially listed in the 
catalog as an English teacher, Mr. 
Garber has a wide reputation as a 
psychologist. Under his instruc- 
tion, the beauty and sublimity of 
the works of our great literary 
masters appear to us. 

Margaret C. Pottinger 

Department of Phijsical Education 

Small in stature, an unlimited 
capacity for hard work, and a 
friendly disposition, mark our 
physical director as an important 
unit in K. S. N. C. 



MiRTiE Mabee, A.B., B.S., Pd.M. 

Training Swperrisor 

A moi'e amiable and apprecia- 
tive person than Miss Mabee is 
hard to find. Professionally a 
mathematics teacher, but better 
known as a critic teacher, Kent is 
fortunate in having her on the fac- 

John W. Dirkson 
Assi^fani iu Manual Training 

Most teachers secure their pro- 
fessional training in college, but 
Mr. Dirkson received his in the in- 
dustrial world at first hand. An 
earnest and tireless worker is this 
disciple of Vulcan. 

Clara D. Hitchcock, B.S. 

Training Supervisor 

As an apostle of Froebelism, 
Miss Hitchcock is surely "there." 
She is a true friend to children 
and adults alike. Just step into 
the kindergarten room some day 
when you are feeling blue, and 
catch one of her cheerful smiles. 


Ralph L. Eyman, B.S. 
Department of Phijuical Srienee 

Fi'om country schoolteacher to 
college professor is a worthy at- 
tainment for a man of Mr. Ey- 
man's age. He is a loyal booster 
of school activities and scientific 

Emily C. Smith 
Head of Lowry Hall 

The head of Lowry Hall they say, 
Due tribute to her we must pay. 
She is our guide and friend, 'tis 

At times we know not what to do. 
Her rules we think are very hard. 
And some we surelv would discard. 

Amanda Jacobson 
Department of Public School Art 

She loves to skate and hunt and 

She also loves her work, you know. 
Well might it be said that Miss 
Jacobson is a student teacher, for 
she is pursuing the study of Ger- 
man with all the zeal and enthusi- 
asm of an undergraduate. 


David Olson, A.B., M.Sc. 
Department of Geogmphij 

Did you ever take a field trip 
witli Mr. Olson? If not, do so at 
the first opportunity, and you will 
understand what he means by be- 
ing "Spezific." Geography may be 
dead in the hands of some teachers, 
but with Mr. Olson it becomes a 
real, live subject. "As for in- 
stance — " 

Mary E. Dexter 
Training Supervisor 

Although new at Kent Normal, 
Miss Dexter has already won a 
place in the hearts of those who 
have been fortunate enough to 
make her acquaintance. She may 
often be found visiting the college 
classes in which she is interested. 

Anne Maud Shamel 

Depanment of Public School 


This member of the faculty with 
her charming disposition and aes- 
thetic nature, is highlv respected 
by the students of K. S. N. C. She 
has given us many inspirations 
that will help us during the com- 
ing years. 


Florence Barbara Dolph 
Training Supej'visor 

'Cant' do without her," 

The girls all say, 
'Don't know what it is," 
"Unless it's just her way." 

Lester S. Ivans, Ph.B., A.M. 
Extension Teacher 


Mr. Ivans is another new man 
on the teaching staff. Not having 
taught here this year, we are will- 
ing to accept the verdict of our ex- 
tension brethren. "Well done," 
they say, and we know they mean 
it. We will welcome you as a res- 
ident instructor, Mr. Ivans. 

Assistant Librarian 

We realize the trials and tribu- 
lations of a librarian. But we 
always find Miss Isabelle willing 
and obliging. We shall always re- 
member her oft repeated expres- 
sions, "I'll look it up," and, "You 
are perfectly welcome." 


Marguerite Cadwallader, A.B. 
Tva ining Supervisor 

"It is a pleasure to teach under 
Miss Cadwallader's direction," is 
the universal opinion of the stu- 
dents who teach in the fifth grade. 


Ellis C. Seale, A.B., A.M., B.S. 

Head (if the Department of Riirat 


It is the opinion of all students 
in Mr. Seale's classes that he could 
teach any subject and teach it well. 
He has surely made many of the 
connections that he often talks 
about in psychology. With his 
help, athletics have taken on a new 
lease of life and appear to be on 
the road to success. 

Bertha Louise Nixson 
Uejxtrtnient of Household Science 

It would be dilHcult to find a 
more enthusiastic worker, and one 
who believes more thoroughly in 
her work than Miss Nixson. So 
thoroughly does she portray the 
ideas of good home making, and 
so well does she enter into the 
si)irit of the practical, rather than 
the theoretical, that her enthusi- 
asm can hardly help but reach all 
her students. 

Clinton S. Van Deusen 
Department of Manual Training 

Mr. Van Deusen's reputation is 
not confined to Kent alone. He 
has been honored by the Industrial 
Arts association by being chosen 
president of that body of teachers. 
Keep up the good work. We are 
glad to have you for a friend and 
an instructor. 

Florence B. Cruttenden, B.S. 
Dipaitnunt of History 

If a course in skating were to be 
added to the curriculum, Miss 
Cruttenden would prove a compe- 
tent teacher. History means some- 
thing when taught by a good, up 
to date nistructor. Miss Crutten- 
den is both. 




Miss Corbett in her work as a 
grade teacher shows that a broad 
education is very desirable. Not 
only can she teach in a creditable 
way her routine work, but she 
brings to her classes that great 
fund of experience which is the 
distinguishing quality of a success- 
ful critic teacher. 


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Robert K. Havlicek, B.S. 
Training Supervisor 

At present Mr. Havlicek is 
teaching in the high school, but he 
is just the sort of man who will 
rise to a higher position with the 
acquisition of experience. 

Merle Wilhelm, B.S., B.S. in Ed. 
Assistant in Household Arts- 

From Ohio State comes our cap- 
able domestic science teacher. 
Popular among the girls in class 
and out, she is making a success 
of her first year as a member of 
the Normal faculty. 

Ruth C. Hartelrode 
Assistant in Music 

The saying, "Precious articles 
are done up in small packages," 
certainly applies to Miss Hartel- 
rode. Through her devotion to 
her work, many of our morning 
exercises have been made to mean 
more through the instrumentality 
of music. 


Amanda B. Glaser, B.S. 
Department of German 

When you need a little encour- 
agement just get acquainted with 
Miss Glaser. Her cheerful "Good 
morning" will be long remembered 
bv students of K. S. N. C. 

John Koeppe 

Training Supei'vitiui- (Lake County 
Model School) 

Students who have been in 
school during the past three sum- 
mers will have no difficulty in re- 
calling the good-natured counte- 
nance of Mr. Koeppe. He is hold- 
ing a responsible position and is 
making good as only a Kent grad- 
uate can. 

Mary E. Walls 
Tra idling Supervisor 

Very well known and popular 
in the Normal High School, Miss 
Walls also has many warm friends 
among the college students. 


Arthur Friedley 

Tjviuin;/ Supervisor (Holmes 

Countij Model School) 

Although primarily trained as a 
manual training teacher, Mr. 
Friedly has listened to the call of 
the rural school, and is doing his 
best to make the rui-al school a 
greater factor in the school organ- 

Lewis Sylvester Hopkins, A.M. 
Department of Scie^ice 

Botany, bugs, dogs. All are 
very interesting to Mr. Hopkins, 
but they do not by any means rep- 
resent his entire line of ■conversa- 
tion. Did you ever see him play 
baseball? You missed something 
if vou did not. 

Lemuel A. Pittenger, A.:^L 

Head of the Department of 


After an absence of two years, 
Mr. Pittenger is once more a famil- 
iar figure at K. S. N. C. All stu- 
dents who have not yet made his 
acquaintance should do so. Get 
the habit. 







Decree Class 

The degree class this year is not large, but it is composed of 
people of high educational attainments and broad scholarship. 
Three of the class are graduates of other colleges. 

A degree from K. S. N. C. means more than an empty honor. 
It means the attainment of scholaiship and a preparation for 
teaching that stands equal to that given l^y any college in the state. 

The following is the class roll : 

Elmslie T. Thomas 

Amy Irene Herriff 

Louise Paulman 

Bertha Edith Mantle 


Elmslie T. Thomas. A.B. 

Collins, 0. 

Gi'aduate Townsend High School, 
lyOi); Oberlin College, 1916. Mem- 
ber of the Orchestra, Athletic As- 
sociation, and basket ball team. 
Assistant to Mr. Olson in Geog- 
raphy. Mr. Thomas gives us a 
glimpse of the sterling quality of 
Oberlin College. In addition to 
helping Mr. Olson he assists Mr. 
Marker when Psychology takes a 
geographical turn. He has won a 
host of friends during his stay in 
Kent and all join in wishiuK him 
success in his chosen field. 

Louise Paulman 

Mitujo Jinirtion, O. 

Graduate of Mingo Junction 
High School, Jefferson County 
Noi'mal, student in Mt. Union Col- 
lege and Ohio State University. 
Graduate K. S. N. C. diploma 
course, 1915. Having attended so 
many schools. Miss Paulman is 
able to look at education with a 
clear and concise view. She is 
especially interested in converting- 
Mr. Lay ton to the modern theory 
of education. 


Amy Irene Heriff, B.S., A.M. 

Miss Herritf is a teachei' of 
broad experience. By her splendid 
work in the Kent public schools 
she has won many fi'iends who ai'e 
proud to call her teacher. 


Miss Rohrbaug'h is a graduate 
of Heidelberg College, finishing 
her course in that institution in 
1889. She received the Normal 
diploma from K. S. N. C. in 1915. 
She has a fund of experiences 
gathered from years spent in the 
public schools of Ohio. She is a 
member of the girl's glee club and 
the Athletic Association. 


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Harry W. Kane 

Kent. 0. 

Student Fredonia Institute Pre- 
paratory Department. Kent Nor- 
mal diploma, 1916. Athletic Asso- 
ciation. Mr. Kane comes to us well 
prepared by his fourteen years of 
experience in the common schools 
of Ohio and his wide range of i-^ad- 
ing. He likes a good joke and you 
rt'ill find him an excellent conversa- 

Floyd \'. Graves 

Rarcnna. 0. 

Shelby High School, 1914. Kent 
Normal diploma, 1916. President 
of the Garfield Literary society, 
special student in the ^Manual Arts 
Department. Floyd is noted for 
the ever prevailing smile on his 
face. He teaches part of the time 
and spends the remainder in K. S. 
N. C. and in the Grant Six. 

Carlton L. Wiley 

Kent. 0. 

Delaware High School. Diploma 
Kent State Normal, 1916. Presi- 
dent Athletic Association. Mr. 
^iiley is one of our students who 
has assumed the responsibility of 
supporting a family. Although he 
looks at life from a serious stand- 
point, he is a good companion and 
makes you feel that life is worth 
living. Lest you forget, we remind 
you that he was a star at right 
guard on the basket ball team. 

F. Ethel Jones 

^Varren. 0. 

jMiss Jones is another Normal 
graduate who is not satisfied with 
the diploma alone, but is working 
on toward the degree. She grad- 
uated from the diploma course in 

Henry J. Robison 

Ravenna, 0. 

Mantua High School, 1914. Kent 
Normal diploma, 1916. Editor of 
Th? Kentonian, member of the 
Pedagogue's quartette, Athletic 
Association, Pittenger Literary So- 
ciety. Henry has served his school 
in many ways and served it well. 
As editor of the Chestnut Burr he 
proved his ability as a literary 
artist. Everything of merit will 
find in him a loyal booster. 

James W. Tidd 

William.vtield. 0. 

Williamsfield High School. 1914. 
Diiploma, Kent State Normal Col- 
lege, 1916. Athletic Association. 
Manager of the base ball team. A 
good student, friend and class- 
mate, we are glad "Jimmie" chose 
Kent Normal as his place of evolu- 
tion from an educational stand- 
point. In order to broaden his 
views he employs his spare mo- 
ments in working on the railroad. 
At right forward Tidd was a 
bright and shining star. "By his 
deeds you will know him." 


Senior Class 

Herbert Swigart President 

Gilbert Roberts Vice President 

Ruth Allen Secretco'ij 

Beatrice Millaru Treasurer 


Hazel Clare Hewitt 

Newton FulL^, 0. 

Graduate of Newton Falls High 
School. 1907. One year teaching 
experience. Secretary of Garfield 
Literary Society. 

Of all the shining lights, 
One of the most bright 
Is our Hazel Hewitt. 
Who in all things literary 
Can sureley do it. 

Gilbert Roberts 
Fredericktown, 0. 

Graduate of Fredericktown High 
School, 1912. Three years' teach- 
mg experience. Student in His- 
tory Department. Editor of The 
Chestnut Burr. Assistant editor 
of The Kentonian. Vice President 
of the Senior Class. ]Manager of 
the Basket Ball Team. Athletic 
Association. Pittenger Literary 

Mr. Roberts is one of Normal's 
best known young men. His active 
work in school functions and ex- 
cellent scholarship is a credit both 
to himself and the school. If you 
want things done, just ask Gilbert 
to lend a helping hand. As editor- 
in-chief of the "Annual" he has 
worked early and late and the "An- 
nual" of 1917 represents his ability 
to do things and to do them well. 

Anna Elizabeth Croskev 

Graduate of Scio College in 
Commercial Course. Five years' 
teaching experience. 

"A little nonsense now and then 
is relished bv the wisest men." 


Mary Lightell 
Coshocton, O. 

Graduate of Coshocton High 
School, 1910. 

Hey! Who made dat noise ova 
der, dit you, "Marguerite"? Well 
you jist jjetta cut dat out o I'll git 
Aunt Emily afta vu. 

Mabel D. Heim 
Warren, 0. 

Graduate of Warren High 
School, 1915. Lowry Hall Senior 
Basket Ball Team. Vice President 
of the Athletic Association. An- 
nual Board. 

Big brown eyes that bring the 

And are not afraid of flame, 
For she stands outside the lobby, 

Talking of the "Davey" Game. 
"Campuses" are to our Mabel 

Just a passing anecdote. 
But her heart is large and happy. 

And her life one great big joke. 

Ethel Nydia Gonter 
Baltic, O. 

Graduate of Baltic High School. 

Ethel is one of our quiet girls 
in Lowry Hall. She studies hard 
and knows that perseverence is 
bound to win. When it comes to 
"spreads" vou want to call on 


Beth Ford 
Williamsfield, 0. 

Graduate Wiiliamsfield High 
School. Athletic Association, Glee 
Club. Special Student in Physical 

She is ever willing to help with 
her bright smile. We all know her 
as one who does her work and does 
it well. 

Celia Friedman 

Cleveland, 0. 

Graduate of The High School of 

"I have no spur 
To prick the sides of my intent, 
But only vaulting ambition, 
Which leaps o'er itself, 
And falls on the other." 

Birdie Isabel Fowler 
Hartford, 0. 

Graduate of Hartford High 
School. Special Household Arts 
Course. Pittenger Literary Soci- 
ety, Household Arts Club, Athletic 
Altho she is a Birdie, 

How dignified is she; 
But having many a lofty aim. 

Her thoughts soar upward, free. 


Grace Alpharetta Sparks 
Woodrllle. O. 

Graduate of Woodville High 
School. Miami University Sum- 
mer School, 1915. K. S. N.'C. long- 
Summer Term. 191fi. Ohio State 
L'niversity, Continuation Summei' 
School, 1916. Athletic Association. 
Two years' teaching experience. 

Grace is one of our Lowry Hall- 
ites who is ever ready for a gooc' 
time. "If she will, she will," seems 
to be a fitting quotation for Grace. 

Margaret Elizabeth Ilcii 

Loniin, (). 

Graduate of Lorain High Schodl, 
1915. Athletic Association. 
Just oui- "Peg. Her mind is here 

in Kent, we know, 
but her heai't is far awav. 

]\Iargaret Rowlee 
Lovkicood. O. 

Graduate of Greene High School. 

A maid quite winsome and com- 

With yai-ds and yards of under- 


Florence Elizabeth Ward 
Kent. 0. 

Bedford, 0., High School, li)15. 
Athletic Association. Home Eco- 
nomics Club. 

Life is quite interesting, 

Just full of everything-. 

Friendship with girls and boys. 

Why, life's just full of joys. 

So take things as they come. 

From moi-n till set of sun. 

Ruth Ethel Allen 
KinsnuDi, O. 

Graduate of Vernon High School. 
Special Music. Post-gi'aduate of 
Kinsman High School. Athletic 
Association. Girls' Glee Club. 
Secretary of Senior Class. 

Basket ball games are the de- 
light of her life and music the 
goal for which she is striving. 

Hazel Louise Patterson 

Kent, 0. 

Graduate of Kent High School, 

She's the jolliest kind of a friend. 
When you're m for something new. 
She'll rackle almost anything 
When others find nothing to do. 


RiLLiE jMiriam Beck 

Newton Falls. 0. 

Graduate of Newton Falls High 
School. Special Household Arts. 
Home Economics Club. 

Studies hard, no time for folly, 
Earnest worker, always jolly. 

Ada C. Zimmerman 

Windham, 0. 

School, 1913. 
School. One 
ence. Y. W. 

"lender all 
for anything 
that is better 
as Eternity; 

of Windham High 
Newton Falls High 

year teaching experi- 

C. A. 

speech that is good 
there lies a silence 

'. Silence is as deep 

Speech is shallow as 

May Erwin Merrill 
Newton Falls, 0. 

Graduate of Newton Falls High 
School, 1914. Y. W. C. A. Pit- 
tenger Literary Society. 

She laughs, and the world laughs 
with her, but she does have occa- 
sional flashes of silence in which 
her laugh is not contagious. 


Vera Louise Harrison 
Clinton, O. 

Graduate of Clinton High School. 
Three summers at K. S. N. C. 
■'Laugh at your friends, and if 
youi' friends are sore, 
So much the better, you may 
laugh the more." 

Lydia Erma Heston 
Columbiana, 0. 

Graduate of Columbiana High 
School. Special Household Arts 
Course. President of Home Eco- 
nomics Club. Chairman of Social 
Service Committee of Y. W. C. A. 
Pittenger Literary Society. 

A friendly busy sort of lass, 
Standing high in every class; 
Friend of all who know her well ; 
A happy future, who can tell? 

Kathryn A. Parker 
Rock Creek, 0. 

Rock Creek High School, 1914. 

Athletic Association. 

"A ready tongue, a ready wit, 
Oh, who has not felt the touch of 

A popular young lady of Lowry 
Hall. "Feeds," Ahem. 


Veda E. Faust 
Yoiingstown, O. 

Rayen High School. Household 
Arts Course. Twelve weeks at 
Wooster University. Household 
Arts Club. Four years' teaching 

"Jonsie" had a little dog, which 
Veda did not like. 

A popular young lady and ac- 
complished art student. Who 
could want more? 

Bessie Viola Stewart 
Mantuu, 0. 

Graduate of Mantua High 
School. Three years' teaching ex- 
perience. Y. W. C. A. Pittenger 
Litei'ary Society. Athletic Asso- 

Sweetness long drawn out. Bes- 
sie is one girl who is faithful in 
all her duties to K. S. N. C. She 
always has a good woid and a 
smile for every one. 

Mildred Louise Herriott 
Sharpsrille. Pu. 

Household Arts Course. Ath- 
letic Association. Y. W. C. A. 
Treasurer of the Pittenger Liter- 
ary Society. Household Arts Club. 

Full of spirit, calm and cool, 
Mildred came to Normal School. 
She is a faithful friend in need, 
Ready to help when it comes to a 


Mary Bernice Jack man 
StcubenviUe, 0. 

Graduate of Steubenville High 
School. Athletic Association. 
"Jack" lives at the Inn, 

(Which is quite a populai- Hall), 
Whose chief delight is to dance at 

With " " at a "Beautie's" 


Hazel Marie Hostettler 
Cleveland, O. 

Graduate of West High School, 
1914. Y. W. C. A. Domestic Sci- 
ence and Arts Course. Chairman 
of Social Committee of the Home 
Economics Club. Glee Club. 

The maid with the hazel brown 
eyes. And, Oh! those feeds we 
have at noons when she says, "Fill 
up, girls." 

Florence Rowland 
Neic London, 0. 

Graduate of Wellington High 
School. Two years teaching' expe- 
rience. Secretary of Women's 
League. Garfield Literary Society. 
Athletic Association. Y. W. C. A. 

Loyal to K. S. N. C. is she; 

A worker beyond compare. 
No matter what the task may be, 

You always know she's thei'e. 


Helen Cole Thompson 

Graduate of Monterey High 
School, 1915, Monterey, Cal. Spe- 
cial Music. Girl's Glee Club. Ath- 
letic Association. 

Another one of our celebrated 
songsters. There is no doubt that 
Helen sings all songs well, but "My 
Little Gray Home in the West" 
always has first place on this musi- 
cian's program. 

Alice Barry 
Madison, 0. 

Graduate of Madisonville High 
School, 1914. K. S. N. C. Summer 
School, 1916. 

'Tis Alice, Miss Barry, 
She's French, quite airy. 
She hums popular songs 
The whole day long. 

Grace Florence Barnett 
Pcrnj. 0. 

Graduate of Perry High School, 
1913. One year's teaching experi- 
ence. Athletic Association. Lowry 
Hall Department of The Chestnut 

Here's to the one who is straight 

and true. 
Who never can find too little to do. 
She is busy here and is busy there, 
Altho' she seldom has a care. 


Nora Opal Huston 
Newton Falls, O. 

Graduate of Hamlet High School, 
Hamlet, Indiana, 1913. 

It is useless 

"To waste one's thoughts in idle 

It is ruthless. 
So, leave it to the common 


Otto J. Korb 
Kent, 0. 

Graduate of Chatfield High and 
Wooster Academy. Nine years' 
teaching experience. Athletic As- 

Our married man. He is the 
bright and shining example set for 
us in Education Classes. 

Marion C. Fowler 

Hartford, 0. 

Graduate of Hartford High 
School. Experience as a teacher. 
Pittenger Literary Society. 

Brilliant, studious, sincere maid. 
White slips are her only grade. 
Always willing to beguile 
Weary classmates with a smile. 


Marie Ellen Russell 
LeRoij. O. 

Y. W. C. A. Athletic As.socia- 

Pleasant, ciuiet, friendly, slow to 
speak, but remember, when she 
does speak it's always the right 
thing at the right time. 

Kathryn L. Perry 
Perry. 0. 

Graduate of Perry High School, 
i;)14. Athletic Association. 

Did you ever hear her fret. 
If her work she could not get? 
She just settles down and laboi's 
So her work will gain all favors. 

Esther Ruth Davis 
Akron. O. 

Graduate of Aki'on Central High 
School, 1916. Athletic Associa- 

"Never to blend our pleasure or 
our pride 
With sorrow of the meanest thing 
that feels." 


LuciLE M. Shaw 
Buth, 0. 

Bath High School. 191 1. Teacher 
in the Bath schools. 

"Good humor is the wealth of 
the soul." Miss Humphrey's helper 
and a verv busv little lady is she. 

Jennie Hanson 
Akron. O. 

Graduate of Central High 
School, Akron, 1916. 

Altho' her ankle she did sprain, 
She never grumbled with the pain. 
And she studied all the day, 
For hard work to her is play. 

Gracia E. Cranz 
Bath, 0. 

Graduate of Bath High School. 
Y. W. C. A. Treasurer of House- 
hold Arts Club. Special Household 
Arts Course. 

One who'll lend as quickly as she'll 
borrow ; 

One who is the same today as to- 
morrow ; 

One who will share your joy or 
vour sorrow. 


Hazel Shook 
Kenmore. 0. 

Her heart is quick in kindly acts, 

She is a faithful friend ; 
Her grace of mind and grace of 

In graceful measure blend. 
And those who come to know her. 

Are sure to know her well. 
May song of joy be sung to you. 

Where'er you go, Hazel. 

Helen L. Nichols 
Ehjna. O. 

Graduate of Elyria High School, 
191.5. Athletic Association. An- 
nual Board. Basket Ball Team. 
Vice President of Garfi?ld Literary 

''Her room is common property, 
Her heart has space for all. 
Her spreads are joy and misery 
For all in Lowrv Hall." 

Edith M. Dickenson 
ZanesviUe, 0. 

Zanesville High School, 1910. 
Graduate, Columbus Kindergarten 
Training School, 1913. Dresden 
County Normal School. Glee Club. 
Athletic Association. 

She studies so much "Miller," 
It's a wonder it doesn't kill her. 


Grace L. Hartman 
Medina. O. 

Graduate of Medina High School, 
1915. Household Arts Club. Y. 
W. C. A. Household Arts Course. 

Grace is quite a musical maid, 
Whose latest name is "Kid." 

lo fame her future path was laid, 
But fall in love — she did ! 

Selma Gohlke 
Berea, 0. 

Household Arts Course. Grad- 
uate of Berea High School. Bald- 
win Wallace College two years. 
Athletic Association. Household 
Arts Club. Glee Club. All Stars 
Basket Ball Team. 

"I pity bashful men." She came 
to us from Ba'dwin Wallace, where 
men are not bashful. 

Helen V. Wright 
Cleveland, 0. 


of Central High, 

"A guardian angel o'er her life 
Doubling her pleasure, and her 
cares dividing." 


INA May Gamertsfelder 
Brink Haven, 0. 

Graduate, Tiverton High School, 
1912. Danville-Buckeye Citv High 
School, 1915. Y. W. C. A. Ath- 
letic Association. 

It isn't our size that counts, 'tis 

What we are, depends on what we 


Sylvester Summers 
North Industry, O. 

Graduate of Canton High School, 
1915. Secretary of Athletic Asso- 
ciation. President of Garfield Lit- 
erary Society, Winter Term. Bus- 
iness Manager of "Chestnut 

Known throughout our college 
as "Syl." He has always been an 
earnest worker for our class wel- 
fare and has worked long and 
faithfully as business manager of 
the "Annual." Altho he has a 
mania for checkerboard shirts, 
Persian ties and "pretty girls," we 
feel certain that in the near future 
he will become a successful bus- 
iness man. 

Ruth Isabell Bissell 
Kent, O. 

Two years at Kinsman High 
School. Girl's Glee Club. Physi- 
cal Education Basket Ball Team. 
Athletic Association. Assistant 
Senior Editor of The Chestnut 

A dash of lively music, 
A partner and a chance ; 

To be on pleasure bent. 
And I shall gaily dance. 


Kathryn Lora Crellin 
Churdon. 0. 

Graduate of Chardon High 

"Mind is the greater lever of all 
things ; thought is the process by 
which human ends are alternately 

Jessie Nye 
Forest, 0. 

Graduate of Forest High School, 
1906. Graduate in Piano, Ohio 
Wesleyan l^niversity, 1908. 

Stately and tall, with large 
brown eyes which radiat mtel"- 
gence and good humor. 

Frank H. Jacobs 
Dola. 0. 

Graduate of McArthur-Hunts- 
ville Centralized School. Athletic 
Association. Circulation Manager 
of Kentonian. 

"He knew whatever's to be 
known, but much more than he 
knew would own." 


Helen Lucile Mizer 
West Lafayette. O. 

Graduate of West Lafayette 
High School. Four years teaching 
experience. Athletic Association. 
Executive Board of Household 
Arts Club. Household Arts Course. 
"There's never a rose in all the 

But makes some green spray 

There's never a wind in all the 

But makes some bird wing 


Edith E. Rees 
Bedford. 0. 

Graduate of Bedford High 
School. Girl's Glee Club. 

"A quiet little mouse whose 
motto is, "To study is to learn." 

Frances Lyons Bullock 
Cadi.-. O. 

Graduate of Cadiz High School. 
Cadiz County Normal. Summer 
Terms K. S. N. C, 1914-1.5-16. 
'leachcr in Cadiz schools. Athletic 
Association. Girl's Glee Club. 

You wonder where was space in 

To store away so much of knowl- 


Agnes Huston 
Peninsida, 0. 

Graduate of 
School, 1915. 

Peninsula High 

A very quiet little maiden who 
has made herself popular by her 
sweet and winning disposition. 

Herbert Svvigart 
Canal Fulton, O. 

Canal Fulton High School, 1913. 
President of the Senior Class. 
Treasurer, Garfield Literary Soci- 
ety. Athletic Editor of The Chest- 
nut Burr. Athletic Association. 
Captain of the 1917 Basket Ball 

Herbert has been a valuable ad- 
dition to the small contingent of 
fellows at Normal. His college 
woi-k has always been of sterling- 
quality and his athletic prowess is 
recogniized by all. Here's to a jolly 
"•ood fellow. 

Marjorie Kline 
Canfield. O. 

Graduate of Canfield High 
School. Three years' teaching ex- 
perience. Athletic Association. 

"Thank Heaven, I have a heart 
tnat quails not at the thought o' 
meeting men." 


Ellen G. Saunders 
Somerset, 0. 

Graduate of Somerset High 
School, 1912. Wooster Summer 
School, 1914-15-16. Three years' 
teaching experience. 

"Her modest looks the cottage 
might adorn. 
Sweet as the primrose peeps be- 
neath the thorn." 

Leanora F. Ford 
Cleveland, O. 

Graduate of Central High 
School. Glee Club, Special Music 
Class. Athletic Association. 

"How pleasant it is at the close of 
No follies to have to repent." 

Lena Bernard 
Cleveland, 0. 

Graduate of Central High School, 
Cleveland, 0. Girl's Glee Club. 

Clever and quiet, with little to say, 
Works quite hard the live long day. 
Always a smile in her own sweet 

This is the way she passes the day. 


Anna Stuart 
Cleveland, 0. 

Graduate of West High, Cleve- 
land, 0. Glee Club. Athletic As- 

Known better to her immediate 
friends as Becky. A girl of very 
studious habits and good natured 
— so thev say! 

Mary Eiedinger 
Kent, 0. 

Graduate of Kent High School, 
1915. Pittenger Literary (Secre- 
tary). Home Economics Course. 
Basket Ball. Assistant Editor of 
The Kentonian. Athletic Associa- 

"Nobody ought to have been able 
to resist her coaxing; and nobody 
had any business to try. Yet she 
never seemed to know it was her 
manner at all. That was the best 
of it. 

Hazel Faye Grove 
Columbiana High School 

Graduate of Columbiana High 
School. Household Arts Course. 
Pittenger Literary Society, Pro- 
gram Committee. Vice President, 
Y. W. C. A. Home Economics 

"Her very frowns are faii'er far. 
Than smiles of other maidens 


Hazel E. PiICHardson 
Lorain, 0. 

Graduate of Shreve High School. 
Oberlin Summer School. K. S. N. 
C, 1913-14. Teaching experience. 
Girl's Glee Club. Secretary of 
Garfield Literary Society. Y. W. 
C. A. Athletic Association. 

"She touches but the ivory keys 
And lol the ivoiy keys have souls, 
A wealth of hidden harmonies 
From every string of metal rolls." 

EsTELLA Grace Esterly 
Columbiana, O. 

Household Arts Course. Treas- 
urer of Y. W. C. A. Home Eco- 
nomics Club. 

"Them (juiet ones sometimes 
fool ye." ITnderneath her thought- 
ful mien is a wealth of wit and jol- 

Harriet Lucille Holcomb 
Akron, 0. 

Graduate of South High School, 
Akron, 0. Three semesters, L^ni- 
versity of Akron. Household Arts 
Course. Home Economics Club 
(Executive Committee). 

All things practical for some fu- 
ture time, 

A regulated household will be a 
place sublime. 


Mary E. Wilbur 
Grander, O. 

Graduate of Granger High 
School. Two years' teaching ex- 
perience. Athletic Association. 

"She put aside self-harming 
heaviness and entertained a cheer- 
ful disposition." 

Ruby Ellen Maple 
Danville, 0. 

Graduate of Danville-Buckeye 
City High School. Y. W. C. A. 
Girls' Glee Club. 

"All things I thought I knew; but 
now confess 
The more I know I know, I know 
the less." 

Florence Leola Frederick 
Akron, O. 

Graduate of Buchtel Academy, 
191.5. Girl's Glee Club. 

She hath a quiet charm, 
A happy, friendly face; 

A smile that one is glad 
To see in any place. 


Bess Dunstan Rider 
Mies. 0. 

Graduate Niles High School. 
President Women's League. Sen- 
ior Editor, Chestnut Burr. 

With head erect and queenly tread. 

Not haughty but serene: 
With smiling face and ready wit. 

Our Bess has reigned supreme. 

Climatology- she has conquered 
With its dews, its frost and 
Miller's Psyc and Nature Study 
With its Elm Trees, don't you 

Elsie Filson 
Lisbon, 0. 

Graduate of Lisbon High School, 
1909. Six weeks Ypsilanti Nor- 
mal School. K. S. N. C. Summer 
School, 1914-15-16. Seven years' 
teaching experience. Pittenger 
Literary Society, Athletic Associa- 
tion. Cabinet ^Member of Y. W. 
C. A. 

"A winning way, a friendly smile. 
In all, a girl who's quite worth 

Doris Shipman 
Gitstavus. 0. 

Graduate of Gustavus Central- 
ized High School, 1915. Pittenger 
Literary Society. Athletic Associ- 
ation. Girls' Glee Club. 

A tall and slender lass is she, 
Full of fun and jollity, 
Ever ready to beguile 
Friend or foe with her dimpled 


Minnie Schultz 
Clinton. 0. 

Graduate of Clinton High 
School, 1915. 

Minnie is a bright, sunshiny lit- 
tle lady. We understand thar 
school teaching will not be her life- 
long profession, and we wish her 
success in her new undertaking. 

K. Nile Hess 
Dola. 0. 

Graduate, Dola and Dunkirk 
High Schools. Teacher in the Har- 
din Countj" schools three years. 
Athletic Association. 

Like the Arab, he silently folds 
his tent and as silently steals away. 
Hess has the makings of a good 
business man as well as a psychol- 
ogist. Hot air, that's the stuff. 

DoROTHA May Finch 
Cleveland. 0. 

Household Arts Course. Vice 
President of Women's League. 
Household Arts Club. 

A meriy, laughing, dancing "Dot." 
Who with her eyes flirts quite a 


Mary Rachel Andrews 
Welhville. 0. 

Graduate of Wellsville High 
School, 1915. Athletic Association. 
Girls' Glee Club. 

Mary works with all her might, 
Managing her teaching right; 
Yet she never seems to worry, 
Never seems to fret or hurry. 

Faith Schlegel 
Ddiiierton, 0. 

Graduate of Barberton High 

Small of stature though she be. 
She is alwavs "Faith" to me. 

Dorothy Clark Hanks 
Mentor, 0. 

Graduate of Madison High 
School. Special Art Student. Y. 
W. C. A. Athletic Association. 
Two years Cleveland School of 

A special Art Student. One 
whose great talent will win for her 
a higher place in the near futui'e. 


Helen McMannis 
Coshocton, O. 

(Iraduato of Coshocton Hig-li 
School, 1912. 

'Tis "What?" or "Who?" we hear 

her say, 
At least one hundred times a day. 
For know she will and she must 

Her lessons show that this is so. 
And with it all — she is so dear, 
We're mighty glad that she is here. 

Esther L. Orin 
AJavn. O. 

Dennison, 0., High School, 11)13. 
Summer School, K. S. N. C, li)l 1- 
15-16. Two years' teaching expe- 

Little, but Oh my! This defi- 
ciency is well accounted for by a 
disposition to lend a helping hand. 
Especially to a veterinai'ian, who 
is from Missouri. So you've got to 
show me. 

Mabel Rowland 
New London, 0. 

Graduate of Willington High 
School. Athletic Association. Gar- 
field Literary Society. Secretary, 
Y. W. C. A.' 

She is one in the K. S. N. C, 
Who helps us as the need might be ; 
She studies hard from morn 'til 

And wasteth much of the midnight 



Grace Catherine Conant 

Special Arts Course. Chairman 
of News Committee of Y. W. C. A. 
Editor of Y. W. C. A. Department 
of The Chestnut Burr. 

Grace is the girl of highest ambi- 

Full of wit and intuition ; 

Flowers and baskets in artistic 

Play important parts in her role 
of the day. 

Sara Lawrence Julian 
Kent. O. 

Graduate of Kent High School. 

I live to learn, by learning, learn to 

live ; 
I search in books and take the best 

they give. 

Elnetta Bethel 
Flushing, 0. 

Graduate of Flushing High 
School, 1908. Wooster Summer 
School, 1908-09. Ypsilanti Sum- 
mer School, 1913. K. S. N. C. Sum- 
mer School, 1916. Eight years' 
teaching experience. Pittenger 
Literary Society. Y. W. C. A. 
Athletic Association. 

Some say that Elnetta has no 
heai't, but I deny it; 

She has a heart, and gets her les- 
sons by it. 


Grace Leonore McCabe 
New Castle, Pa. 

Graduate of New Castle High 

"Silence is better than empty 

Grace has little to say — but 
when she says it — oh my! She is 
a general favorite among her class- 
mates and her success as a teacher 
is assured. 

Mrs. a. J. JULIEN 
Kent, O. 

Special Agriculture Course. 
Graduate of Business College, 
Cleveland, 0. Findlay College. 

She's one of us. We're jolly proud 
To have one so worthy among the 

Maud Alter 
Forest, 0. 

Preparatory Department, Ohio 
Northern University. Teacher in 
the public schools nine years. 
Home Economics Club. Special 
student in the Household Science 
and Arts Course. 

Maud is faithful to her work. 
Studies hard and does not shirk ; 
Soon we'll see her teaching school, 
Governing with the Golden Rule. 


Marie Elizabeth Bietz 
Kent. (). 

Graduate, Kent High School, 
1915. Summei- School, 191(5. 

Marie never worries, 
k doesn't pay. 

She faces her tasks in a good-na- 
tured way. 

Elizabeth M. Grafton 
Barberton. 0. 

Graduate of Norton High School. 
Teacher in the public schools. Y. 
W. C. A. Kindergarten Primary 
Course. Athletic Association. 

"For she is just the quiet kind, 
whose nature never varies." 

Alfhild Marie Johnson 
Ashtabula. O. 

Graduate of Ashtalnila High 
School. Athletic Association. 

"Happy am I; from care I'm free! 
Why aren't they all contented like 


Hilda A. Underwood 
Nilc.^, O. 

Graduate of Niles High School, 
1915. Girls' Glee Club. Lowrv 
Hall Basket Ball Team. 

Just a little mite of goodness and 

a happy, smiling face. 
Lowry Hall, without our Hilda, 

would not be the same old 

place ; 
For she helps at every turning, and 

her smiles and pleasant ways 
Are the sort we all remember long. 

long after college days. 

Omer G. Kear 
Mt. Blanchard, 0. 

Graduate of Mt. Blanchard High 

"In our school work let's be cheer- 
Greet each other with a smile ! 
Let's make life in Kent State Nor- 
Life that's really worth the 

Helen E. Quass 
Clereland, 0. 

Graduate of East High School, 
Cleveland, 0. Household Arts 
Course. Home Economics Club. 

"Let us love so well, 
Our work shall still be sweeter 

for ou}' love. 
And still our love be sweeter for 
our work." 
Helen always has a smile foi" 


Esther Alice Swartz 
Barherion, 0. 

Graduate of Barberton High 
School. Athletic Association. 

"Who does the best her circum- 
stance allows, 
Does well, acts nobly ; angels 
could do no more." 

Inez Totten 
Alliance, 0. 

Graduate of Alliance High 
School. Household Arts Course. 
Household Economics Club. 

"Tottie" is lovable, clever and gay. 
She knows just how to get her 

She smiles right often on many a 
But not for one does she give a 

CoRiNNE Brown 
Elyria, 0. 

Graduate of Elyi'ia High School. 
Y. W. C. A. Athletic Association. 

"Attempt the end and never stand 
to doubt; 
Nothing's so hard but search will 
find it out." 


Ruth Irene Houser 
Kenmore, O. 

Graduate of Kenmore High 
School. Physical Education Course. 
Athletic Association. 

And along came "Ruth." 

A steady, ambitious physical 
training girl who is fair of face, 
charming in manner and one who 
will become a success in any work 
she will undertake. We all know 
her by her unresti-ained gentle 
manner in the class room and else- 

Grace Bell 
Hudson, O. 

Hudson High School, 1914. Y. 
W. C. A. She is a sensible girl 
with a heart that is true, well liked 
by her classmates and other folks 

Hazel E. Richar 
Niles, 0. 

Graduate of Niles High School, 
1913. Two years' teaching experi- 

"Happy-go-lucky, fair and free, 
Nothing there is that bothers 

Altho she has only been here one 
year. Hazel has made her presence 
felt in all circles. 


Marguerite L. Dean 
East Clerehinil. (). 

Graduate of Shaw Hi<',ii School, 

"If she will, she will, and you 
may depend on it." 

Humbert G. Iacobucci 
Cleveland, 0. 

Graduate of East Technical 
High School. Athletic Association. 
Special Manual Training Course. 
K. S. N. C. Orchestra. President 
Pittenger Literary Society. 

It is the height of our ambition 
to become an artist such as he. 

INA Mearle Misamore 
Afli)i(jt(ii), O. 

Mt. Blanchard High School, 
Ohio Northern University. Y. VV. 
v.. A. Athletic Association. 

Let's all subtract unpleasant 
Like lesson plans and pains. 
"And then," said she, "you'll 
uladly see, 
That pleasant things remain." 


A. LoRENA Bake 
Alliance, 0. 

Graduate of Alliance High 
School. Voice Student of Helen 
Keil Elliott. New York, for four 
years. Y. W. C. A. Home Eco- 
nomics Club. Girls' Glee Club. 

Lorena is our cheerful girl of 
Lowry Hall, with the contralto 
voice and the auburn hair. Did 
any of you ever see her excited or 
worried? No. It is as impossible 
to separate calm and confidence 
from Lorena as it is to separate 
her wit and red hair. 

Ethel M. Osbun 
Ashrillc. O. 

Graduate of Ashville High 
School, 1914. Athletic Association. 

Ethel is tall, stately and digni- 
fied. One of the "niftiest" girls at 
K. S. N. C. She likes to study, 
especially when there's nothing- 
else to do. "Study is a dreary 
thing: I would I knew the I'em- 

Sarah LaViers 
Canal Fiiltoii. O. 

Graduate of Canal Fulton High 

When we picture Sarah, we 
think of her as wearing a "middy 
and bloomers," either blowing a 
whistle or giving some straight- 
forward command which proves to 
be quite an instigator of "pep." 
Trustworthiness and independence 
seem to be her ideals and she cer- 
tainly lives up to them to the best 
of her ability. 


LuRA Van Wagnen 
Brownhelm, 0. 

Ohio Northern University, Ada, 
0. Summer School of Wooster 
University. State Normal College, 
Chico, Cal. K. S. N. C, Summer, 
1914-15. Eight years' teaching ex- 
perience. Household Arts Course. 
Garfield Literary. Home Econom- 
ics Club. 

No matter what the subject be, 

For information come to me. 

Our "Assistant Matron." Ahem! 

Pauline Hindman 
Newton Falls. O. 

Newton Falls High School, 191.5. 
Athletic Association. Glee Club. 

Of kindly thoughts and sunny 

This lady has a store; 
Her voice is low and pleasant, and 

you want to hear it more. 
Her laughing eyes are blue and 

Her smile is ever sweet; 
She's dainty as a flower, and 

affable and neat. 

Mazie M. Meikle 
Latimer, 0. 

Graduate of 
School, 1915. 

Fowler High 

"It is not strength, but art, ob- 
tains the prize. 
And to be swift is less than to be 

Martha Vernice Fuller 
Morf/.so/!. 0. 

Graduate of Madison Township 
High School. Madison Village 
High School. 

"Happy art thou, as if every day 
thou hadst picked up a horseshoe." 

Mae Knight 
West Mansfield, 0. 

Graduate of West Mansfield 
High School, 1915. Household 
Home Economics 
Athletic Association. Pit- 
Literary Society. 

winsome lassie! 

Arts Course. 



A whole-souled. 

Her heart has room for all. 
And you'll be sure to share it, 

If you're within her call. 

Stella M. Bowers 
Bedford. O. 

Graduate of Bedford High 
School. Girls' Glee Club. 

"Begone, dull care, I'm busy." 


Verna Capes 
Dennison, O. 

Graduate of Dennison High 

A friend, tried and true. This 
Httle lassie thinks autos, airplanes 
and submarines are twentieth cen- 
tury necessities, and says she'd en- 
joy a trip in any of them. But we 
know there is some one to 

Clarice C. Crocker 
Granger, 0. 

Graduate of Granger High 
School. Wooster Summer School. 
Thi'ee years' teaching experience. 

"Not much talk — a great, sweet 

Isabelle M. Walsh 
Akron. 0. 

Graduate of Mount Marie High 
School, 1915, Canton, 0. House- 
hold Arts Club. Home Economics 

"To hide the fault I see: 
That mercy I to others show, 
That mevcv show to me." 


Anne Elizabeth Sullivan 

Springfiehl. O. 

Graduate, two year Commercial 
Course, St. Benedict's Academy, 
Erie, Pa. Graduate of High 
School Course, St. Joseph's Acad- 
emy of West Park. 0., 191.5. Home 
"With strength and patience all 

her grievous loads are borne, 
And from the world's rose-bed 

she onlv asks a thoi-n." 

Clyde 0. Hostettler 
Winesburi/, 0. 

Graduate Winesburg High 
School, 1911. Woo-ster Summei- 
School, 1912-1:3-14. Teacher Fairal 
Schools, 1912-14. Assistant Prin- 
cipal, Birmingham, 0., High 
School, 1914-1-5. Treasurer Junior 
Class, 1915-16. Athletic Associa- 
tion. Pittenger Literary Society, 
President during winter term. 
College Orchestra. Annual Board. 

"The hand that follows intellect 
can achieve." 

Queen Esther Hill 

Lisbon. 0. 

Graduate of Lisbon High School, 
1913. Hiram College, 1913-15. 
Household Science and Arts 
Course. Household Arts Club. 
Dainty, lovable and petite. 
Everywhere her friends you'll 

Happy as the lark from morn till 

"Spreads" and shows are her 



Beatrice A. Millard 
Nih'!<, 0. 

Graduate of Niles High School, 
1915. Pittenger Literary Society. 
Athletic Association. Y." W. C. A. 
Lowry Hail Basket Ball Team. 
Treasurer of Senior Class. 

Little but mighty, when it comes 
to feeds and mischief. "Where's 
all that noise coming from?" 
"Why, the Niles suite, of course." 

Ruth Thurston 

Mo(ja<U>re, O. 

Graduate of IMogadore High 
Talking and laughing all the day 

Little Ruth Thurston never gets 

She studies (|uite hard from morn 

'til night. 
Quizzing "Profs" who call her 


Helen E. Jacob 
Canton, O. 

Chairman of the Missionary 
Committee of the Y. W. C. A. 

"Bright as a star when only one 
is shining in the sky, is the beam- 
nig radiance in her hazel eyes." 


Christine H. Hoehn 
Warren, 0. 

Graduate of Warren High 
School, 1915. Athletic Association. 

Hands off! I wear a diamond. 
Chi'istine is one of our hard-work- 
ing, studious gii'ls. She was never 
known to come to school without 
her lessons and is always in the 

William Griffin Hopper 
Andorer, 0. 

Graduate of Andover High 
School. Oberlin Business College. 
Nine years' teaching experience. 

To know Mr. Hopper is to know 
a real friend. He is a good con- 
versationalist, musician, student, 
and a loyal booster of K. S. N. C. 
Intensely interested in agriculture, 
he will be of much aid to the young 
farmers with whom he will come 
into contact. 

RuTii Ann Galbreath 
Rogerti, 0. 

Lisbon High School. Athletic 
Association. Glee Club. 

She's the completest of all girls. 
And the neatest and brightest and 
sweetest. To know Ruth is to love 


MoLviNE Klein 
Cuyahoga Falls, 0. 

Graduate of Cuyahoga Falls 
High School. One year at College 
of Women, Western Reserve Uni- 

"A kind of semi-Solomon, half 
knowing everything, from the 
cedar to the hyssop." 

LaVerne L. Young 

Mineral Ridge, 0. 

Graduate of Mineral Ridge High 
School, 1913. Mount ITnion Col- 
lege, 1913-14. Y. W. C. A. Home 
Economics Club. Household Arts 

You know I say just what I think. 
And nothing more or less. 
I cannot say one thing and mean 

1 will not make believe. 

Agnes R. Lower 
Columbiana, O. 

Graduate of Columbiana High 
School. Y. W. C. A. Household 
Arts Course. Home Economics 
Club. Teacher in Alliance City 

"None but herself could be her 
parallel." With a heart full of 
kindness and a head full of brains, 
Agnes has made herself a joy to 
the Faculty and an indispensable 
friend to the students. 


Ruth McWatters 

Cleveland, 0. 

Graduate of East Technical 
High School, 1914. Household 
Arts Course. Household Arts 

There lived a maid in Lowiy Hall, 
And she was wondrous wise. 
She could make an apple tart 
As big as half her size. 

Margaret Turner 
Salem, 0. 
Graduate of Salem High School. 

Small in stature, but large in 

In parties and dances "Peg" does 

her part. 
She has all her lessons, she gets 

them at school, 
For taking them home is against 

"Peg's" rule. 


Ardis Pfile 

Rarcnna, O. 

Graduate of Ravenna High 

"Her cheeks are like the moun- 
tain rose." She is one person who 
takes great pleasure in all her 
tasks. We predict a successful 
future for her. 

Mary Elizabeth Gnau 

Canton, O. 

Graduate of Canton High School, 
1915. Athletic Association. Big 
Five Basket Ball Team. Garfield 
Literarv Societv. Kentonian 


Happy-go-lucky, fair and free. 
Nothing there is that bothers me. 

Marguerite Dickerman 

Middlefield. 0. 

Graduate of Middlefield High 

"Few bad habits, faults, or vices, 
Lives to love and that suffices." 
We fear Marguerite will never 
be a schoolma'am. 

M. Joy Hobart 
GreenciUe. Pa. 

Graduate of Cortland High 
School. Pittenger Literarv Soci- 

"Never do today what can be 
put off 'til the morrow." 

Olive Ball 

Akron, 0. 

Adrian Academy. 

Blue eyes of a child. "Frankness" 
Is Olive and yet so wild. 
Over all dances and parties galore. 
Lessons must wait — they have 
done so before. 

Edna Blanche Carrier 
Kent, O. 

Kent High School, 1915. BiK 
Five Basket Ball Team. 

Here we have a little miss who 
is quite as congenial and cheerful 
as one could ever expect to find. 
We know her to be talented along- 
many lines and class her as being 
"socially" efficient in all respects. 


Mary W. Newlands 

Lorain. 0. 

Graduate of Lorain High Schdol. 
Ypsilanti Normal School. K. S. N. 
C. Summer School, 1915. Athletic 
And so when the girls would 

tempt me on to sin, 
I try to sciuash the tempter's voice 

'at urges me within. 

Karl N. Keller 

Massillon. 0. 

Graduate of Massillon High 
School. Pittenger Literary Soci- 

When on a field ti'ip he does go 
And when he stands on a rock to 

And the water swirls and swirls. 
Wasn't it a sin, that Keller tumbled 



Rock Creek, O. 

Graduate of Rock Creek High 
School. Girls' Glee Club. 

"Gaze not upon her for she will 
giggle ! By the way, she is quite a 
school teacher. 


Dora Puffer 
Kent. 0. 
Graduate of Kent High School. 

A person of few words, 
But does not think the less. 

Beneath a sober mien 

Is a touch of roeuishness. 


Mansfirld. 0. 

Graduate of Mansfield High 

A young lady of stately and dig- 
nified demeanor, who is strictly 
dowji to business. We find that 
she observes the world from a seri- 
ous viewpoint and those who come 
under her direction will surely get 
all the "worth whileness" out of 

Florence Williams 

Car ronton. O. 

Carrollton High School. Glee 
Club. Special Kindergarten stu- 
dent. "Babe." 

Pretty warbler, wake the grove 
To notes of joy, to songs of love. 


Helen E. Paulman 
Mingo Junction. O. 

Mingo Junction High School. 
Steubenville Normal School. Stu- 
dent in Mt. Union College, 1912. 
Student, Ohio University, 1915-16. 
Teacher in the East Liverpool 

An earnest student will make a 
good teacher. She has a good 
chance to compare two of Ohio's 
leading Normals, having been a 
student in both. 

Nana Woodworth 

Middlefield. 0. 

Graduate of Middlefield High 

"A laugh is just like sunshine 
For cheering folks along, 
The soul grows glad that hears it, 
Grows better and feels strong." 

Belle Herman 

Akron, O. 

Graduate of High School of 
Commerce, Cleveland, 0. Post 
Graduate Course at Central High 
School, Cleveland, 0. 

Who is it works so hard at night. 
Always known to think just right? 
Belle Berman! 


Matilda E. Paulman 
Mingo Jiiurtion, 0. 

Mhig'o Junction High Schot)!. 
Student in Ohio State University 
and Ohio University. Teacher in 
the Mingo Junction schools. 

Hard work and intense applica- 
tion to duty will make good every 
time. Matilda is a devotee of both 
and we know she will succeed. 

Mabel Taber 
Alliance, 0. 

Graduate of Alliance High 
School. Mount Ihiion Summer 
School. Glee Club. Athletic As- 
sociation. Pittenger Literary So- 

Altho she has not been with us 
during our Senior year, she is one 
of our number who is making good 
in her teaching. We are glad to 
be able to count her as one of our 
Class of '17. 

Lucy Gregory 

B(ti-beiion. 0. 

Gi-aduate of Barberton High 

"My tongue within my lips I rein ; 
For who talks much must talk in 


Mary F. Larkvvorthy 

Cleveland, 0. 

West High School. Cleveland, 0. 
Y. W. C. A. 

Full of spirit is our Mary, 
Never known to be contrary- 
Wears a diamond on her finger, 
And we fear she will not linger. 

Rachel Clapsaddle 

West Mansfield, 0. 

Graduate of West Mansfield 
High School. Household Arts 
Course. Home Economics Club. 

She laughs from morning until 

Telling jokes is her delight; 
But she seriously thinks, 
I have enough of Science and Art; 
To Household Research I depart. 

Genieva Wood 
Graduate of Scio High School. 

She never tru.sts to luck, 

Nor knows the art of bluffing, 

She either has her lessons 

Or makes attempts at nothing. 


WiLLA Dunn 
Ashtabuln. 0. 

Graduate of Ashtabula High 
School. Associate Editor of Ken- 
tonian. Two years' teaching ex- 

She is small but mighty. Willa 
has worked hard on the Kentonian 
and we all appreciate her efforts. 
Did you ever see her when she was 
not happy? 

ZoE Reifsnider 
Canton. 0. 

Graduate of Canton High School. 
Six years' teaching experience. 
Athletic Association. 

"In manner gentle, in affection 


"Our Class In 1925" 

"Why, Dorotha Finch! How do you do?" 

"Well of all people! Helen Quass, if you aren't the last person on 
this eai-th that I expected to see today. It certainly does seem good to 
see you. What have you been doing all these years?" 

"Why, I have been teaching Domestic Science in the San Francisco 
schools for five years. What have you been doing?" 

"I have been trotting around this old woi-ld simply wild to find some- 
thing to do. Do you know, Helen, I have a good notion to go back to 
K. S. N. C. Don't you remember the good times we had there?" 

"Well, do you think any one could ever forget those days?" 

"Do you remember how homesick we all were that first day of Octo- 
ber? It was the first time most of us had ever been away. I can just 
see you watching for the mailman and wondering if 'Mother' and '?' 
still miss you." 

"And, Dorotha, do you remember oui- fii'st class meeting when we 
elected oui- class officers? Arthur Neate was president. By the way, 
do you know that he owns a big ranch out west and has given up the idea 
of teaching. I always thought he'd want more excitement than teaching." 

"Oh, yes, and Isabel Bissell was vice president, and Carr-e Rupert was 
secretary. And do you remember how Clyde Hostettler used to coax the 
quarters right out of our pockets. I used to hate to see him coming." 

"And do you remember the time that we had the Junior Party in the 
'Gym,' and a crowd of girls from the Hall came over and stole the eats? 
Can't you just see that social committee flying around there?" 

"I have thought of that so many times and it's partly for the good 
times that we had that I want to go back. We had good times at all of 
our doings, didn't we? There was such a jolly good bunch in the class. 
We fairly ran the school, — I mean we thought so." 

"Wasn't Mary Newlands a circus, all by her lonesome? I'd rather 
be with Mary IJch when she is wound up than to go to ten picture shows. 
She has certainly made good, having turned into a modern Paderewski. 
I heard her play at the New York Hippodrome last winter." 

"I wondei' what has become of Summers. I'll bet he is still locating 
all the 'pretty girls' ! Do you remember his mania for escorting the girls 
to the hair-dressers?" 

"The last time I saw him he was a traveling salesman." 

"Well, even if he did like to go to the hair-dressers, he certainly worked 
hard for our Junior and Senior classes." 

"Who took Arthur Neats's place after he left school?" 

"Why, Herbert Swigart did. Don't you remember, he was re-elected 
president in our Senior year? Did you see him when he had the mumps? 
He was the funniest sight I ever saw. Gilbert Roberts was Vice Presi- 


dent, Ruth Allen was Secretary, and Charles Foster was Treasurer. When 
he resigned Beatrice Millard was elected." 

"Do you remember how Beatrice used to look for the 'parcel-post man'? 
That was some fun. It was strange how every one liked that man. He 
certainly was popular." 

"Helen, didn't we have good times in our Senior year? It seemed as 
though we knew eveiyone. After the first day, September twenty-sixth, 
1916, I believe, we all felt right at home. Wasn't it fun to see the poor 
little Juniors get lost? But of course 'green things' grow. The next year 
they had the chance to laugh." 

"Our class certainly started in right. We presented a picture to the 
library in our Junior yeai', hoping to start a precedent, but the following 
classes did not seem to think it was necessary to follow our example." 

"Do you remember Mr. Marker and how he used to tell us that it was 
not customary to fail Seniors?" 

"Yes, I do, but think how all the Seniors had to woi'k. We didn't 
have time for the parties we had in our Junior year. The last one that 
we had was the success of the season. It was on March second and every- 
body stayed so late that the faculty had to send us home. My, how I 
wish we could have a reunion of our class. Wouldn't there be a big crowd 
if we could get all of our one hundred forty-nine Seniors together? We 
could go out to the lake and have one gi'and time!" 

"I wish we could have a reunion." 

"How those instructors used to vary the subjects. We used to keep 
our outlines for our roommates for the next term and then they could 
never use them. Wasn't it a joke, though? One thing we can say is that 
almost every Senior in the class enjoyed the work and didn't study simply 
because he had to. Oh, I must hurry, as I am going to a lectui'e that 
'Banty' Jacobs is going to give on Geography. I have adopted the Geog- 
raphy fad ever since I heard him give his first lecture. He has grown. 
You wouldn't know him." 

"Well, I have to buy a new book on Dietetics that Miss Nixon has just 
had published. I'm awfully glad I met you and be sure to see me this 
afternoon. Good-bye." 

"Good-bye." Bess D. Rider. 


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Junior Class 

Walther Ginther President 

Grace Emmet Vice President 

Hazel Reed Secretari/ 

Elizabeth Frack Treasurer 



Libby Tichey 
Alice Wade 
Lillian Conroy 
Eva Gawn 
Edward Paulus 
Gertrude Ellesworth 
Murrila Mclntyre 
Dorothy Marsh 
Dorothy Rodhe 
Marjory McDevitt 
Ellen Manchester 
Dorothy Powell 
Blanche Derby 
Grace Luneman 
Christian Wingerd 
Mirabelle Elliott 
Charlotte Garman 
Mignon Spence 
Elvah Davis 
Shirley Needham 
Ellen Messenger 
Christine Fowler 
Dorothy Saner 
Mildred Schlagetter 
Mabel Corl 



Marion Pelton 
Nell Langacher 
Merritt Skeels 
Minna Rahn 
Gertrude Kreinbring 
Gertrude Waite 
Mabel Reid 
Mary Howard 
Lena Xafcier 
Mary Ferguson 
Florence Gamlin 
Mary L. Price 
John Xovak 
Irene Thorpe 
Florence Montgomery 
La Rue Beelman 
Mary Zurbrugge 
Ruth Geis 
Clara Seaman 
Bertha Lewis 
Ernest Gault 
Gneta Brown 
Charles Molien 
Ruth Green 
Mary Fife 



Hazel Tuttle 
Harold Goodrich 
Nina Brown 
Kathyrn Baughman 
Dorothy Rentz 
Bertine Jones 
Herold Mills 
Louise Bowden 
Rachel Shriner 
Rachel Shriver 
Glenn Guiler 
Marion Pew 
Esther Discher 
Theresa Frazier 
Celeste Crittenden 
Clystice Smith 
Alberta Lynne 
Ira J. Myers 
Gretchen Nolan 
Lillian Swallen 
Katherine Chaffee 
Margaret Golden 
Gretchen Espy 
Clara Farrow 
Nina Frye 



Anna Martens 
Esther Alker 
Gertrude Altland 
Vincent Heanilin 
Corena Maris 
Anna Bundy 
Ruth Cubberson 
Clara Bell 
Elizabeth Frack 
Dorothy Bailey 
Geneva Coleman 
Frederick Fisher 
Mary A. Seeley 
Eleanor Krietler 
Luella Howell 
Ena Maris 
Caroline Rowland 
Stella A. Miller 
Gladys Ellis 
Florence Irvin§- 
Rachel Becker 
Ellie Shell 
Eva Ballentine 



Emily Riddle 
Carrie Huntley 
Nettie Havlick 
Gladys Hutcheson 
Mildred Sutherland 
Gladys Damon 
Maiy Paulus 
Rosa Wuthrich 
Ada Printz 
Mary White 
Eva S. Thomas 
Edna Herwick 
Meta Chapman 
Lottie Smith 
Bernice Shie 
Ada Mangold 
Edith Neiderhouser 
Eleanor Kreitler 
Frances A. Hall 
Crystal Dixon 
Bessie Royer 
Catherine Darling 
Walter Ginther 
James Baker 
Grace Emmet 


Clara Aikman 
Albert T. Bair 
Anna B. Bare 
Ada Beckwith 
Ernia Bowman 
Emma Brejske 
Delight Brown 
Myrtle Carr 
Josephine Cook 
Marie Cooper 
Amy Cover 
Mabel Culp 
Ethel Curl 
Ruth Curtiss 
Esther Davis 
Ruth Dilley 
Marion Eldridge 
Lucile H. Fitch 
Deete Fox 
Mae Fulmer 
Fern Gemberling 
Ethel Gonter 
Madeline Griggy 
Jennie Hanson 
Oma B. Hess 
Verna Hillard 
Vera W. Holscher 


Olive M. Hoover 
Helen H. Hopkins 
Hazel Huguelet 
Mary Johnston 
Daisy B. Jones 
Dorothy Kline 
Mattie Kutz 
Freda Livengood 
Helen McClelland 
Grace McNeill 
Esther Manns 
Virginia Matthews 
M. Louisa Maxwell 
Eleanor May 
Alta M. Mehnert 
Elsie Penty 
Kathryn Perry 
Ruth Powers 
Gertrude Reynolds 
Marie Richardson 
Phoebe Rogers 
Carrie Schmalzle 
Elsie Schope 
Esther Shrop 
Fern Siegfried 
Ruth Spitler 
Elinor Stauffer 
Helen Stiver 


J. B. Stratton 
Edna G. Sutton 
Lucille Waite 
Adelaide Wells 
Mildred White 
Mildred Wise 
Neva Wolfe 
Bess Workman 
Agnes Huston 
Ruth Gawne 
Gladys M. Hoover 
Emma Nixon 
Marion Noble 
Maxine Ryan 
Minnie Sorenson 
Florence I. Taylor 
Olive F. Voit 
Edna Wooley 
Leota Bailey 
Myrtle Hapusch 
Wilda Sames 
Elmer Steigner 
Ada Apple 
Elizabeth Trescott 
Gertrude Cavanaugh 
Gertrude Ellsworth 
Hazel Reed 


cTrmntng i^rlionl 


Training School Department 


May H. Prentice Director 

Edith M. Olson Eighth Grade 

MiRTiE Mabee Seventh Grade 

Mary E. Dexter Sixth Grade 

Marguerite Cadwallader Fifth Grade 

Elsie Mabee Fourth Grade 

Katherine Corbett Third Grade 

Louise Mainline Second Grade 

Florence B. Dolph First Grade 

Clara D. Hitchcock Kindergarten 

In the elementary training school there are eight grades and 
two years of Kindergarten work. The Normal School students 
do their practice teaching in this school or in the Kindergarten 

During the school year of 1916-17, two hundred and fifty- 
seven children were enrolled in the eight grades. In the Kinder- 
garten there were thirty children enrolled during the Fall and 
Winter Terms, and in the Spring Term there is usually an in- 
crease in the enrollment. Twenty-five Normal students had 
training in this department. The number of students training 
in the Elementary department was less this year, owing to the 
fact that no Junior training was given. The total number of 
Seniors who had training was one hundred and seventy-eight. 
Each student is required to have three credits in practice teach- 
ing in order to graduate. 


Training School Snapshots 


Training School Play 


High School 

John B. Faught Director 

Amanda B. Glaser German 

Florence B. Cruttenden History 

Robert K. Havlicek 

Mathematics, Supervisor of Chemistry, Man- 
ual Training and Physical Training for Boys 

Mary E. Walls Latin and English . 

Nina J. Williams English 

Ruth C. Hartlerode Music 

Elmslie T. Thomas Physical Geography 

Merle Wilhelm Household A rts 

Margaret C. Pottinger 

. Physical Training for Girls 

Practice teaching in the High School is done largely by the 
students taking the degree course. In this department three 
credits in training are required. During the Summer Term, 
twenty-one students had High School training. Only eleven 
trained in this department during the Fall and Winter Terms. 
The enrollment of pupils for the year was sixty-one. 


Freshman Class 

Sophomore Class 



Junior Class 

Normal High School Basket Ball Team 

Harold Jacobs, George Whyte, Marvin Stevens, 

Lavi^rence Bentley, Francis Kerwin 


Basket Ball 

The Kent Normal High School Basket Ball 
played a schedule of games during the season 
the games wei'e : 

Dec. 15 Kent High 43 

Jan. 12 Rootstown 11 

Jan. 19 Springfield 8 

Feb. 2 Copley 20 

Feb. 9 Rootstown 10 

Feb. 16 Springfield 32 

Feb. 23 Stow 18 

March 2 Kent High 16 

March 9 Stow 14 

March 16 Copley 21 

March 23 Kent High 16 

Interclass Games 

Feb. 6 Freshmen 24, Sophomores 28 

Feb. 13 Sophomores 6, Juniors 25 

Feb. 20 Freshmen 8, Juniors 39 

The Juniors won the championship and with it the right to 
play the college faculty. 

The basketball squad was composed of eight members — 

Marvin Stevens (Manager) 
William Whyte (Captain) 
Dick Donaghy 
George Whyte 
Francis Kerwin 
Harold Jacob 
Lawrence Bentley 
Charles Burdick 

asket Ball 

Team of 1917 

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Willa Dunn, Karl Keller, Mary Riedinger, Henry J. Robinson, 
Gilbert Roberts, Ira J. Myers 


And they declared a truce on Christmas eve 
And waited for the birthday of the Babe. 

Shepherds? Nay, sentinels watched the sleeping flocks. 

And low upon the horizon flamed — no star — , 

A sullen glare of slow-devouring fire. 

No sound disturbed the midnight, save the sigh 

Of dreamers, stirring restlessly, or tread 

Of sleepless guards upon their weary beat. 

All silently the wondrous hour passed by. 

How could earth hope for heavenly visitants 
When Good Will is no more, and Peace is slain, 
And on the morrow men shall rise in haste 
To crucify once more the patient Christ? 

— Hazel C. Hew^itt. 

(Taken from the Cover of the Christmas Kentonian) 


The Kentonian 

Although our little paper is scarcely two years old, its prestige 
is already established. This point needs no emphasis if the reader 
has been in the Kentonian office during intermission periods some 
Wednesday forenoon, the time for distribution. The students, 
rushing in for their papers, furnish sufficient proof of the state- 
ment. But, how could it be otherwise, when we have a paper that 
is so full of material vital to student life at Kent? 

Last year, when the paper was initiated, its purpose, as an- 
nounced, was to promote school spirit and loyalty among the stu- 
dents. This it surely did with unfailing ability. This year, 
with the experience of the previous year, it is only reasonable 
to suppose that the paper should be more capable of realizing its 
aim. By excluding advertising matter from its columns and 
opening them to student activity and literary work, it has proved 
its ability along this line. This is surely a great step toward the 
complete realization of the aim. 

Through the work of its able editors. The Kentonian has been 
filled with reading matter well adapted to this particular student 
body and its needs. At the beginning of the year Henry J. Rob- 
ison was elected to the position of editor-in-chief. In this office 
he has proved himself so capable that he merits the approval of 
all. Mildred Swanson, first assistant editor, who resigned to 
resume her work at Oberlin, was replaced by Gilbert Roberts. 
Mary E. Gnau, assistant editor, resigned early in the year and 
was replaced by Willa Dunn. This trio, with the addition of 
Mary Riedinger, assistant editor, are now responsible for the 
splendid material that fills the columns of The Kentonian. 

At the beginning of the year E. Charles Foster was business 
manager, with Ira J. Myers as assistant. Mr. Foster withdrew 
from school to accept a position. Karl N. Keller was elected to 
take his place. During the winter term a new office was created 
— that of circulation manager. Frank H. Jacobs was chosen for 


this work. The success of The Kentonian is not wholly due to 
the efforts of these students, however. It was partly through the 
supervision of the faculty advisors, Miss Nina J. Williams and 
Dr. J. B. Faught, that they were able to produce such a splendid 

With the example of preceding yeai's before them, we may 
safely assume that the future officials will so manage our little 
college weekly that as the school grows, so The Kentonian will 
grow and continue to be an appreciated publication, a real and 
vital part of the school. 


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Pittenger Literary Society 

Officers for the Fall Term 

Birdie Fowler President 

Humbert Iacobucci Vice President 

Mae Merrill Secretary 

Helen Welker Treasurer 

Officers for the Winter Term 

Clyde Hostettler President 

Humbert Iacobucci Vice President 

Nina Brown Secretary 

Mildred Herriott Treasurer 

Officers for the Spring Term 

Humbert Iacobucci President 

Gladys Hoover Vice President 

Mary Riedinger Secretary 

Birdie Fowler Treasurer 


Pittenger Literary Society 

students of the K. S. N. C, who have been members of the Pittenger 
Literary Society during the past year, have found Literary Activities to 
be very pleasant and beneficial. 

All members have enthusiastically taken part in the programs to make 
the work a success. In order to afford enjoyment, and arouse enthusiasm 
for the coming year, a social evening was held late in October. Two prom- 
inent members of the board of control acted as captains for a game of 
charades. Much alertness and keenness of mind was shown by those 
participating in the games. 

The meetings that followed this social evening pointed out the indi- 
vidualities of the members in literary work. The programs consisted of 
character sketches, readings, addresses, studies of authors, appreciation 
of their works, and various kinds of music. One evening was spent in 
studying Bryant, reviewing his childhood days, and studying some of his 
well known poems, such as "Thanatopsis" and "The Flood of Years." 
Excellent appreciations were given on these poems. Musical ability was 
not found lacking, for many enjoyable selections were given. A program 
without music is as a pen without ink — dry. 

One of the addresses, "Growth Through Expression," was given by 
Professor Johnson. He told of his own work in literary societies and 
what it meant to him. He kept the idea before his auditors that they 
should improve every opportunity offered them. By failing in this step, 
retrogression would be sure to follow. 

Another splendid talk was given by the Universalist minister. Rev. 
Fereshetian of Kent, Ohio. He told of the Russian novelist and social 
reformer, Tolstoy. He painted vivid word pictures of the three phases 
of Tolstoy's life. In the first phase he related very interesting facts of 
the novelist's boyhood, how keenly he felt that he had no marked talent, 
how he remained away from his playmates and brooded over his misfor- 
tunes, how the thought came to him that Death was ever lying in wait, 
and how his attitude changed to one of pleasure. In the second phase 
Tolstoy became intensely interested in the welfare of humanity. He 
spent much of his time and influence in the betterment of the Russian 
peasants. Rev. Fereshetian dealt mainly with the third and highest phase 
of Tolstoy's life which was reached when the service of God became the 
motive power of his existence. Tolstoy's mistakes in the earlier part of 
his life were forgotten by many, because of the great and noble work he 
did during the last years of his life. He tried to live life as he thought 
it should be lived. 

— Mae Knight. 


History of Society 

During the first I'egular college year at Kent State Normal College, 
the Walden Di-amatic Club was organized, but, as the school developed, 
it was found necessary to change the form of the programs. Then it 
was, that the programs consisted of recitations, essays and debates. The 
club exercised its function of caring foi- the literary intei-est of the new 
institution for two years. However, as the school continued to grow, and 
larger literary needs arose than it was thought the Walden Dramatic 
Club could satisfy, a demand began to be voiced for two societies. This 
demand became crystallized during the spring term of nineteen hundred 
sixteen, when, at one of the meetings of the Walden Dramatic Club, a 
motion was made and adopted that two people should be appointed whose 
duty was to consist in dividing the members of the club into two equal 
groups, each of whom was to form a literaiy society. As soon as the 
organization of the two new societies was completed, the Walden Dramatic 
Club was to pass out of existence. 

This program was executed in detail, and, as a result, the Garfield 
and Pittengei- Literary Societies were created. The Pittenger Literary 
Society was named in honor of Prof. L. A. Pittenger, head of the Depart- 
ment of English, who did more than anyone else to perfect the organiza- 
tion of the Walden Dramatic Club, and to advance the cause of student 
literary activities during the early existence of the college. It was felt 
by the members of the new society that Prof. Pittenger had earned some 
recognition in return for his labors at a time when they were most needed, 
and that in giving his name to the organization, only a small reward was 
being bestowed for the work which he had so ably advanced. 

The first president of the society was Homer A. Randels, who was 
also the last president of the Walden Dramatic Club. Due more to his 
able leadership than to any other cause, the society, during the spring 
term of nineteen hundi-ed sixteen, was established on a sufTiciently firm 
basis to insure its being further developed and more firmly established 
dui-ing the present college year. 

While, at times during the college year, the interest was not as great 
as it should have been, it must be remembered that time is required in 
establishing anything new that is to be truly worth while. The olHcers 
who presided during the year were all capable, and did everything they 
could to advance the interests of all members. The year nineteen hundred 
sixteen was a year of organization and experimentation, and it is thought 
that plans have been developed dui'ing this time that will aid in increasing 
interest in the society during the following years. 

— Henry J. Robison. 


Members of Pittenger Literary Society 

Aikman, Clara 
Bethel, Elnetta 
Brown, Nina 

Clapsadle, Rachel 
Espie, Gretchen 
Eyman, Carl 
Filson, Elsie 
Fowler, Birdie 
Fowler, Christine 
Fowler, Marion 
Gawne, Ruth 
Grove, Hazel 

Herriott, Mildred 
Heston, Lydia 
Hobart, Joy 
Hoover, Gladys 
Hostettler, Clyde 
lacobucci, Humbert 
Keller, Karl 
Knight, Mae 

Kreinbring, Gertrude 
La Viers, Sarah 
Merrill, May 

Millard, Beatrice 
Molien, Charles 
Moulder, Helen 
Pauley, Zena 
Riedinger, Mary 
Roberts, Gilbert 
Robison, Henry 
Schlegel, Fa'ith 
Shipman, Doris 
Siegfried, Fern 
Spitler Ruth 
Stewart, Bessie 
Welker, Helen 
\ Wingerd Christian 


What The Pittengers Did For Tom 

Is there, for Tom, a chance to win, 
Who came to Kent and stopped within 
The Normal doors upon the hill. 
To spend a few more days at will? 

Oh yes, many a chance is here 
If he only watches and has no fear, 
But digs I'ight in and does his best 
When there's a chance among the rest. 

So Tom watched out to find his place 
Among the ranks of the Pittengei' race ; 
To find a place is not so hard 
As staying there and being no cowai-d. 

For Tom remembers that first night 
When on the stage he won his fight; 
Within those ranks he stayed, till thro' 
With work in Kent State Normal School. 

Now Tom is filling a higher place. 
But still insists, that in his case. 
His greatest help toward success 
Came that night when he did his best. 

To those who come to Merrill Hall 
And wish to find success at all, 
Tom's parting woi'd to all who read 
Is, "Do your best" and "Take the lead." 

— M. Herriott. 










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Fall Term 

Sylvester Summers President 

Helen Nichols Vice-President 

Hazel C. Hewitt Secretary 

Omar G. Kear Treasurer 

Winter Term 

Edward Paulus President 

CORENA Maris Vice-President 

Hazel Richardson Secretanj 

Herbert Swigart Treasurer 

Spring Term 

Floyd Graves P)'esident 

Walter Ginther Vice-P)'esident 

LlBBY TiCHY Secretarij 

Anna Martens Treasurer 


Garfield Literary Society 

Colors: Green and White 
Motto: Maneat Amicitia 

The Garfield Literary Society was organized in April, 19 IG 
as a result of the division of the Walden Dramatic Club. This 
club was divided because it was considered too large for efficient 

The purpose of the Garfield Literary Society is to increase the 
usefulness of the College by giving an opportunity for the literary 
and social development of its members. Any student attending 
the College may join the Society. This year forty-five people are 
enrolled, only nine of whom were charter members. 

Many interesting programs have been given during the year, 
including a very interesting talk by Prof. Marker on "The Price 
of Civilization"; also a talk by Prof. Johnson on "Ideals and 
Motives." Another interesting program was a debate, "Resolved 
that the Sunday movies should be prohibited." Mr. Kear and 
Mr. Gault debated the affirmative side, and Mr. Paulus and Mr. 
Baker the negative. Another good factor in the programs was 
the music. 

The programs for the winter term included a Longfellow 
night. This program was made up of recitations of Longfellow's 
most noted poems; selections that have been set to music were 
given by the Pedagogues Quartette. 

Another interesting program was "The Book Carnival." This 
included something about the oldest book, the newest book, the 
largest book, the smallest book, and a paper on the value of books. 
Representations of book titles were given in the form of charades. 
The members responded to roll call by giving the name of their 
favorite book. The "Musical Evening" certainly was rightly 
named. It consisted of selections by the Pedagogues Quartette, 
vocal solos, piano solos, violin solos, and selected folk songs by the 


A Case of Suspension 

At the regular meeting of the Garfield Literary Society on the 
evening of Feb. 15, 1917, the play, "A Case of Suspension," was 
presented to an appreciative audience of members and friends of 
the society. 

The scene of the play was a girls' dormitory where breaking 
rules and playing pranks were the chief diversions. 

Ten members of the society participated in the play, which was 
delightfully rendered. 

Anna Martens, Gertrude Cavanaugh and Esther Alker as the 
irrepressible school girls were natural in their fun and mischief. 
Theii' fright, when the "burglar" was discovered, and the diplom- 
acy with which they won the help of Kathleen and Jonas in their 
plans, were both characteristic of the modern school girl. James 
Baker, Fred Fisher, and Sylvester Summers as Harold, Tom and 
Jack, whose unusual manner of arriving at the spread was 
attended with so much danger and excitement, played their parts 

Helen Nichols as "Kathleen," the faithful Irish maid, was 
at once humorous and pathetic. 

Walter Ginther as "Jonas," the hired man, played his part 
well. He had "seen some mighty queer things," but was pre- 
vailed upon, through an appeal to his vanity, to help the girls 
once more. 

Hazel Richardson as "Miss Judkins," the matron of the dorm- 
itory, played her part with dignity and reserve. 

Edward Paulus as "Professor Edgerton," who had declared 
that "discipline must be maintained at any cost" and who decided 
to "make some investigations," was quite bewildered when he 
found himself in an embarrassing position. 

— Elizabeth Pierce. 


Membership Roll 

Alker, Esther 
Brown, Gneta 
Baker, James 

Cavanaugh, Gertrude 
Crocker, Clarice 
Chaffee, Kathrvn 
Gulp, Mabel 
Farrow, Clara 

Fisher, Frederick 
Friedman, Celia 
Gault, Ernest 
Gnau, Mary E. 

Golden, Margaret R. 
Ginther, Walter 
Graves, Floyd 
Heim, Mabel 
. ■ Hess, K. Nile 

Hewitt, Hazel C. 
Hutcheson, Gladys 
Howell, Luella 
Kear, Omar G. 
Lynne, Alberta 
Maris, Corena 
Martens, Anna J. 
Myers, Ira J. 
Nichols, Helen L. 

Paulus, Edward / 

Richai', Hazel 

Richardson, Hazel 
Reed, Hazel 

Rentz, Dorothy 
Rowland, Caroline 
Rowland, Florence 
Rowland, Mabel 
Shriver, Rachel 

Southerland, Mildred 
Swanson, Mildred 
Summers, Sylvester 
Swigart, Herbert 
Tichy, Libby 

Van Wagnen, Lura 
Voit, Olive 
Wade, Alice 
Wise, Mildred 




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Evenings with 

Refreshments which 

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Y. W. C. A. Cabinet 

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Y. W. C. A. Group 



Helen Welker President 

Hazel Grove Acting President 

Mabel Rowland Secretary 

Estella Esterly Treasurer 


Hazel Grove Membership 

Helen Jacob Missionary 

Elsie Filson Religious 

Grace Conant News 

Lydia Heston Social Service 

Nina J. Williams Advisor 

Mary E. Wall Advisor 

Hazel Hostettler Social 


Y. \I. C. A. Cabinet Parties 

Friday afternoon. May 5, 191(i, during an April shower, the old and 
new cabinet members of the Y. W. C. A. closed their books and departed 
for Brady Lake. Some went in automobiles and others by trolley, but 
all were laden with provisions which were to appease the appetites that 
soon manifested themselves. 

After wading through many mud iniddles, the Canoodler's Inn was 
reached. The place was soon made cheerful and homelike with a good 
fire burning in the grate, and the girls singing as they prepared the even- 
ing meal. That evening, cozily seated in the glow of the fire, the girls 
held a religious meeting and discussed plans for the future year. Miss 
Williams, who acted as chaperon and guide, gave many valuable sugges- 

Miss Marshall, with the assistance of two or three able guards, having 
securely bolted the windows and doors, every one retired, there being not 
more than six in a room. After several minutes confusion, which inevit- 
ably follows when a group of girls get together, everything became quiet, 
and peace apparently reigned supreme. Suddenly strange noises were 
heard in the house and several hearts began to behave badly, indeed some 
threatened to forsake their owners entirely. One girl investigated the 
matter and the culprit proved to be one of the party. After duly punish- 
ing her, the girls again retired to such I'est as can only be had when four 
occupy the space of two. 

During the days that followed, devotional exercises were held and 
many happy hours were spent in hunting wild flowers and in boating. 
Each girl was given an opportunity to demonstrate her skill in cooking 
and dishwashing. Sunday evening found the party wending their way 
back to dear old K. S. N. C. Tired, stiff and lame, but with the feeling 
that the various experiences had been of the kind that inspire and help. 

One wintry evening in November, Miss Williams delightfully enter- 
tained the cabinet with what they termed a "jolly good time." After a 
delicious chicken supj^er at the Erie hotel, the girls went to Miss Williams' 
rooms. The lights having been turned low, they sat on the floor and dis- 
cussed plans for the coming year. A marshmallow roast followed, jokes 
were told and a few songs were sung. Surely it was an evening to be 
remembered for its spiritual benefit, inspirations and pleasures. Every 
girl became a more efficient worker because of these few hours spent in 
delightful fellowship, and more than ever felt : "Blest be the tie that binds 
our hearts in Christian love." 

Hallowe'en Ghosts 

Oiu' niji'lit ill Ijright October, 

The Y. W. Girls gave a party ; 
And as usual they became sober, 

But as time went on they grew more hearty. 

They did not stand stiff' like a jjost 

When called to join in line 
To follow, What! Yes, yes a ghost! 

Who led them, forty-nine. 

Down the dark and ghostly corridor. 

The procession tiled along 
With shrieks of fright, as an awful roar 

Scared away all thoughts of song. 

The ghosts were here, the ghosts were there. 
The ghosts were all around ; 

They snarled and growled, and banged and howled. 
And yet could not be found. 

Our leader ghost went straight ahead 

Through jjlaces damp and weird ; 
And the ghosts therein were not well fed, 

For with hollow sound they jeered. 

We forty-nine held fast together 

As we marched through the ghostly nooks, 
And even the touch of a little soft feather 

Would have terrified our looks. 

We finally came to the realms of the known. 

And for the forty-nine none too soon. 
For it made us think of the seeds we'd sown, 

Before or afternoon. 

Of course we all had something to eat, 

And became acquainted besides. 
We did not even care for a seat. 

But kept moving with the tides. 

Then, at an hour not very late. 

We forty-nine dispersed. 
Wishing a very kind fate 

To our ghosts who scared us at first. 

-E. G. E. 


Are You Lonesome? 

One day a girl left home and went 

Away to Normal school. 
But when she reached the town of Kent, 

The lady lonely grew. 

And then her tears began to flow, 

She wanted home and Dad. 
She said: "I can't stay here, I know, 

'Cause I want home so bad." 

But some one had a happy thought 

To make my lady glad. 
She to Y. W. meeting brought 

This girl who was so sad. 

She met some girls who were so nice 

And jolly and refined, 
She did not need to be asked twice 

To join. They were her kind. 

They had some jolly parties 

And loads and loads of fun. 
Ask her now if she is homesick. 

She replies : "Those days are done." 

Now if ever you are lonesome 

And feel a little blue, 
If you'd join K. N. Y. W., 

It might do the same for you. 

— A. Huston. 


The Spirit Lily 

Outside the raindrops beat a dreary monotone upon the I'oof. The 
wind howled dismally around every corner of the house. I drew my chair 
unconsciously closer to the fire and sat, dreamily watching the grotesque 
flickering shadows dance on the opposite side of the wall. 

Then a strange feeling came over me. Instead of shadows I saw a 
beautiful valley surrounded by large rolling hills. It was spring time and 
the happy little flowerlets nodded gaily to each other in the verdant 
grasses. The birds vied with each other in singing beautiful songs. Sud- 
denly the flowers looked up in glad surprise and the birds ceased singing. 
A beautiful nymph appeared on the plain, her cheeks were of rose and 
her dress was of sweet ferns and pink velvety buds. "Today," said she, 
in her sweet voice, "the Great Spirit hath sent me to receive your gifts. 
I can take only such gifts as you give freely. The birds one and all gave 
their sweetest carols, the big stalwart trees brought their choicest fruits, 
the roses and the other flowei's brought their fragrance and gave it to 
the woodland nymph. But the beautiful white water lily had no fragrance 
to give. Sorrowfully she came forward and said : "I have no fragrance, 
but take me and let the Kind Spirit give me some humble task to perform 
for him." 

Where the nymph had been only a blank remained. She had departed 
with her wealth of gifts for the Great Spirit. The mighty King was 
exceedingly pleased with the bountiful contribution. He looked kindly at 
the lily and said : "Sweet lily, be of good cheer. You had no fragrance to 
ofi'er, but you gave yourself. Therefoi'e you shall have a mission on earth. 
Thy Mother Art doth win the homeless, woo the lonely, and comfort the 
distressed. Thou art the guardian of girlhood, the rescuer of the endan- 
gered, the inspirer of hosts, the educator of legions, the comrade and coun- 
sellor of the timid country lass, the protector of the fledgling city maiden. 
Thou art to the weary and trouble tossed a haven of rest, to the toiler and 
traveler a temple of joy. Womanhood giveth thee devout affection, and 
manhood doth honor thee. Majestic be thy service throughout the land. 
Bring hither the crown." 

So the Spirit Lily has established a Y. W. C. A. in the Kent State 
Normal College, which should have the earnest co-operation of all the col- 
lege women. It is the only religious organization in the college and surely 
deserves the support and sympathy of everyone. May the Y. W. C. A. 
prosper and do honor to her name as a branch of such a worthy organ- 





Summer School 

The summer session of Kent State Normal in 1916 will long be remem- 
bered by both students and faculty. A new record for attendance was not 
set, but the spirit and good class work of the 1640 who were present could 
not have been excelled by any other summer school in the land. The in- 
tense heat was a handicap to be overcome only by devotion to the work 
at hand. 

Three times every week the large student body gathered in the 
assembly room and received inspiration and help from the instructive pro- 
grams arranged by our thoughtful president. If nothing had been gath- 
ered from the class work, the summer would have been well spent if one 
improved the assembly hour by listening to the philosophy of life as inter- 
preted by President McGilvrey. 

Eleven thirty! What normal minded student has not heard the call 
of the class bell (if it was working) without a feeling of marked interest! 
James, Thorndike, and all the rest passed into a state of oblivion as the 
prospect of a summei- school bowl of soup loomed up in the realms of 
imagination. Ah ! the sleepy moments that followed the calling of the 
first afternoon classes. Then came a quick dash to the ice cream stand for 
the life giving cone, and with its disappearance, there vanished also the 
woes of heat and dull care. There are cones and cones, but none equal to 
the ones handed out by Robison and Rex in the summer of 1916. 

What summer student has not hearkened to the call of the movies, or 
to the green coolness of Lake Brady? It was even possible to see a Prof, 
lingering near the Fairy or the Opera House, and a very common sight 
was that of a learned head bobbing about on the surface of the above men- 
tioned lake. Those delightful field trips with Mr. Olson, and an occasional 
bug hunt with Mr. Hopkins furnished a fine field for adventure and fun. 
Bedford Glen and the Normal woods were the scenes of many exciting 
times. The county picnics and marshmallow roasts gave opportunity for 
renewal of old friendships and the forming of new ones. 

For the pleasure and benefit of the student body, a fine program of 
plays, lectures, and musical productions were brought to Kent at a great 
expense. The Coburn players presented the "Rivals" and "The Yellow 
Jacket," both plays being greatly appreciated by the large audiences 
attending. So great was the success of these plays that an invitation to 
return in 1917 was given and accepted. These plays were given in the 
open air, the sloping hillside of the campus furnishing a splendid natural 

Judge Addams of the Cleveland juvenile court gave an instructive 
address concerning the work of that court in Cleveland. Dr. Washington 
Gladden of Columbus gave two lectures on "The Truth About the Bible," 

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each one of which showed the effects of years of profound study. Dr. 
Gladden is one of the most widely known men who has ever lectured in 
the college auditorium. 

In the line of musical entertainment, that offered in the summer of 
1916 will long remain unexcelled. Lila Robeson, the Clark Concert Com- 
pany, and, best of all, Schumann-Heink, delighted and inspired the im- 
mense audiences that gathered from far and near to hear them. 


As has been the case in the past, Kent Normal had a high-class baseball 
team in the summer of 1916. Welser, the star of 191-5, was again the 
mainstay of the team. With better support from his teammates a clear 
record might have been written. Manager Korb, a former Wooster star, 
and Captain Whyte, with the assistance of Coach Lovell, had to build up 
practically a new team, Browm, Hoffee, and Welser being the only players 
remaining from the 1915 aggregation. 

The following is a list of the regular games played, and the resulting 
scores: Wooster 5-6, Normal 2-2; Oberlin Business College 2, Normal 6. 
One of the best attractions of the season was the varsity-faculty game. 
The varsity won, as was expected, but some of the Profs, showed flashes 
of form that would do credit to any college player. President McGilvrey 
was the batting hero, getting three hits out of four times at bat. Hop- 
kins at first basj showed that he had not spent all his life in hunting bugs. 
A volume could be written about this game, but it is safe to say that a 
more exciting game was never played on the Normal grounds. 


The 1916 graduating class was the largest yet in Normal's short his- 
tory — nine students receiving the degree and 160 the diploma. The major 
part of this number was composed of regular students, the remainder 
finishing by work in the summer school. President King of Oberlin Col- 
lege delivered the class address. 

After the address, President McGilvrey presented the diplomas and 
conferred the degrees. Several musical selections were beautifully ren- 
dered under the direction of Miss Shamel. 

Pei'haps the crowning feature of the day was the presentation of a 
large American flag to the college by the student body. This was the 
outgrowth of a suggestion by Miss Augusta Brinkerhoff. In a supris- 
ingly short time the necessary sum of money was raised and the flag pur- 
chased. Mr. Walker of Lorain presented the flag to the trustees with 
a very fitting and appropriate talk. 

With this impressive ceremony the activities of the summer school 
ended and passed into history. Many were the pleasant memories car- 
ried away in the hearts of students and teachers. Happy indeed is he 
who can say, "I was there." 


Faculty Baseball Team 






1916 Summer School Team 




SpecialJManual Arts Students 



Alecliaiiical Drawiut; L'las; 


Manual Arts 

The present great movement towards more constructive work in the 
schools brings into prominence our Manual Arts Department. Our peda- 
gogic father, Dr. -James, says that manual training will give us citizens 
with an entirely different intellectual fiber. Shop and laboratory work 
engender a habit of observation and insight into nature's complexities. 
They confer precision and give honesty. In doing a thing, one must do 
it definitely right or definitely wrong. 

The ^Manual Arts department has shown great growth since school 
opened four years ago, it now having a location where there is room to 
expand, but a glance into the future will show that the growth has not 
stopped. And in fact it has been planned to place twenty-four forges 
in the room below the woodworking department, and to give a line of 
work, such as harness making, repair work, and cement work. All this 
work is especially applicable to rural conditions. A number of wood- 
working machines have been installed and motors will be used for power. 

As a stranger enters the Manual Arts building he may get the impres- 
sion that it is a one-story structure. He passes through the mechanical 
drawing room and sees the students at the twenty-four drawing tables, 
busily expressing their ideas in black and white. Next, he passes into 
the wood-working department and sees the students at the twenty-four 
benches, sawing, planing, and hammering. His old idea of book learning 
receives a severe shock. He looks out of the window and discovers that 
he is in a two-story building. Thus his impression of the place is changed. 

He now goes to the first floor and sees the metal working class, few 
in number, but noisy and industrious. Here he sees the machinery of the 
power plant as an appropriate close to his visit to the ^lanual Arts 

Thus he sees ideas shaped on paper, wood, and iron. The courses of 
this department might be divided into four groups. First, comes the 
woodworking course, which teaches the beginner to saw by the aid of 
straight lines. Eventually he is able to turn out a beautiful piece of 


The mechanical drawing course gives skill in drawing by the use 
of the T-square, triangle and other familiar tools of the draughtsman. 
This course prepares the student to draw plans for simple structures 
and even homes. 

The theory courses consist of library reading and class work, while 
the application is made in practice teaching. The last part includes metal 
working, harness making, and repair work. 

Even though Mr. Van Deusen is a little man, we all know he is a hustler. 
Not having much air resistance, he seems never to tire in his patient 
guidance of the hands and minds of the future pedagogues. 

Mr. Van Deusen is assisted by Mr. Dirkson, who is well known around 
Kent on account of his active interest in establishing courses in manual 
training in the schools in the neighboring vicinity. 

We are proud of our Manual Arts department, for we feel that it is 
in keeping with the largest and latest educational movements of the time. 

—Omar Kear. 


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Lowry Hall 

September came — and so did we, 

Sixty-two and more to be ; 
Normal Hill resounded wide, 

With noises thru the country side. 

A party first for all of us. 

Congenial be we surely must ; 
Miss Smith you see so thotful too, 

Decided this we must all do. 

Be friends — obey and happy be. 

And rules and regulations see; 
But — Oh the Skinners came at last. 

The calendar will tell the rest. 

For they were here the whole year thru, 

And dances gay were all we knew ; 
But May brought college festal chimes, 

And June — goodbye to all good times. 

Goodbye to Lowry Hall and too. 

All we love and all we knew ; 
To "spreads" and all the happiness, 

Those dear old halls have meant to us. 

Goodbye, Miss Smith, our "Mother" here, 

Goodbye to all the girls most dear ; 

Our college days are o'er, you see. 

Yet we will all so happy be ; 

For in our memories will dwell. 

Old Lowry Hall we love so well. M. E. L. 


The Lowry Hall Calendar 


25. We arrive at Lowry Hall, bag and baggage and are welcomed 
most cordially by our matron, Miss Smith. We hasten to see every one 
and everything in the first five minutes. What suspense — Waiting for the 
appearance of a strange roommate whom you "bet a cookv" vou will not 

7:00 P. RI. What: a man already? 

26. Registration. We unpack trunks, boxes and suit cases, and won- 
der where on earth we will put everything. 

27. Classes start. We get acquainted at the drug stores while pur- 
chasing books. 

29. Faculty reception in the gymnasium room for all students. We 
start our record in the register as a result of those "bug bear" words — 



2. Old girls give new girls a "get acquainted" party in the music room 
from 7:00 to 8:00 P. M. 

7. Nick Carter stops in at Lowry Hall for a flying call. Know her? 

9. We attend our first housemeeting, where we learn that "permits" 
are limited and that 10:30 means darkness. 

16. Grace Barnett and Mabel Heim give their first dancing lesson. 
Miss Hitchcock talked after supper on "Social Customs." History of Edu- 
cation, fact exam. POOR SENIORS! 

17. Light permits are numerous. Why? Another Hist, of Ed. exam. 

20. Hallowe'en masquerade dance — our first social ettort of the sea- 
son. You remember how pretty the hall looked with orange and black 
crepe paper, Jack o' Lanterns, and the moon shining among the branches 
behind the piano. And the costumes — Clowns, Nuns, Indians, Cowboys, 
and Red Riding Hoods. Not to say anything of the Gypsies, Spanish Girls, 
and Egyptians. Real men, too, would you believe it? 

23. Social usage talk by Miss Smith. 


7. Election Day! Is Miss Smith a Democrat? 

8. Talk by Miss Shamel after supper. 

10. Coshocton girls give spread in honor of Murilla Mclntyre's sister 
and aunt. 

12. Coshocton bridal party in the cornfield. 

18. Demonstration in table manners by Miss Smith. 

17. Lowrv Hall Physical Ed. girls attend their class dance in I. 0. 
0. F. Hall. 

21. Fine talk by Mr. McGilvrey on our attitude toward our fellows. 

24. We entertain the Faculty. Who says they are not a lively bunch? 

28. Social usage talk by Miss Smith. 

29. Thanksgiving vacation — so welcome to the poor homesick Juniors. 


4. We return from our vacation. 

7. Mabel Heim and the Cleveland bunch try a new method of trans- 
ferring eats from one floor to the next. 

9. He kissed hei- once, he kissed her twice. 
And then the matron turned out the lights. 

10. Great news! The Skinners arrive in town. Prof. Scherer and 
Mr. Ilefield haven't forgotten the way to the Dorm. 
12. Social talk by Miss Smith. " 

14. Progressive spread foi- Mary Newlands. How we hate to have 
her leave us ! 

15. Ashland vs. Kent. Lowry Hall girls not among the absent or 
silent ones. 

16. Skinner ( ?) party. Music room very "coUegey" with all those 

17. Mabel Heim and Bess Rider entertained Prof. Sherer and Mr. 

20. House meeting. We believe that Miss Smith profits by experi- 

21. Serenaded Miss Smith with Christmas carols at 11:30 P. M. 

22. School dismissed because of HEAVY SNOW STORM. Trains, 
jitneys, can we ever get one? 



7. Back again after two weeks vacation. Gertrude Ellsworth and 
Ellen Messenger find their rooms topsy turvy as result of flood from above. 

14. Hurrah! Skating begins. If you haven't a pair of skates — bor- 
row some. 

19. The Dean of Women from Oberlin College took supper with Miss 

21. Mui'illa and Mabel learn that Saturday night dances are not 

25. Dinner party given to Faculty women in music room by eight 
girls. Mary Newlands surprised us with a visit just in time to come to 
the dinner. Miss Pottinger characteristically led us in a grand march. 
Every one says "She's a hit." 

29. That noisy Niles suite are being punished by having to put out 
their lights at 10:00 o'clock for a week. 

30. House meeting. Worst one of the season. Many were there, but 
few escaped unscathed. 

31. Niles suite has a spread in the dark. 


1. The cook forgets that it is Saturday and gives us fish. Basket 
Ball team organized. 

2. Hall in mourning. Black crepe hangs upon the door of the Niles 
suite with the announcement of the funeral at 4:00 o'clock. Mabel Heim 
taken to Miss Smith's sitting room with only her suite mates in attendance. 

3. Mabel Heim and Bea Millard entertain Franklin Morris and Hugh 
Newell of Youngstown in the Music Room. Feed in Perry suite but Mabel 
was absent. Why? 

.5. First practice of our new B. B. team. Mabel free to again test 
the outside temperature after 6:30 P. M. 

6. How did all that noise happen to come from Babe Williams' quiet 
suite'? Easy. Alice Wade and Hazel Reed were there. 

8. Hair-dressers from Cleveland here. 

9. Another party, and wonder of wonders, more men than girls. 
Lessons in astronomy — particularly frequent eclipses of the moon. 

13. Miss Pottinger and Miss Dolph called several times at the Doi'm. 
Miss Smith plays bridge in music room with Skinners. Tin pan serenade, 
"Good night, Skinners." 

14. Valentine flowers for Lorena Bake, Marjorie Hatch and Helen 
Nichols. Fortunate ones ! 

15. Big ice carnival. Ten piece orchestra. Everyone out for a good 
time on skates. 

17. Miss Smith gone to New York until Monday. What a chance — 
but then we promised to be good. 

18. Little fudge party for the Skinners tabooed. Oh those abomin- 
able rules. 

21. Lowry Hall, 8; Live Wires, 16. Ellen Messenger dreams all 
night of a beautiful white sweater decorated with orange and blue. 

22. Washington's birthday! School. 

23. Mrs. Hatch of Cleveland, 0., entertained by her daughter Mar- 
jorie, assisted by Harold Goodrich. A few of the girls thought they were 
going to the Skinner's dance, but — 




Favorite Songs of the Hall Girls 

Ruth Galbreath 
Erma Bowman 
Grace Sparks 
Marjorie Hatch 
Gladys Hoover 
Eva Ballentine 
Jennie Hanson 
Lorena Bake 
Hazel Richardson 
Anne Martins 

"You Can't Stop lie From Loving You" 

"Make That Engine Stop at Louisville" 

"There's a Quaker Girl In Quaker Town" 

"How Can I Leave Thee'?" 

"I Want to Marry a Male Quartette" 

"I'm a Long, Long Way From Home" 

"In the Good Old 'Summer' Time" 

"Lohengrin's Wedding March" 

"From the Land of the Sky Blue Waters" 

"Just a Wearyin' for You" 

Agnes Lower 

Dorothy Powell 
Dorothy Marsh 
Veda Faust 
Kathyrn Dai-ling 
Mabel Heim 
Beatrice Millard 
Hilda Underwood 
Bess Rider 
Lura Van Wagnen 
Helen Nichols 
Corena Maris 
Murilla Mclntyre 
Helen McMannis 
Ethel Gonter 
Kathyrn Pai'ker 
Elizabeth Pierce 
Ruth Johnson 
Elsie Filson 
Elnetta Bethel 
Mary Louise Price 
Alberta Lynne 
Hazel Reed 
Libby Tichy 
Olive Voit 
Alice Wade 
Ruth Gawne 
Gertrude Kreinbring 
Nina Brown 

'The Flowers That Bloom in the Spring, Tra-La, Have 

Nothing to do With This 'Case' " 

"Let's Go Back to Sweetheart Days" 

"I Want to go Back" (Akron) 

"Case-On Jones" 

"Sleep, Baby, Sleep" 

"Poor Butterfly" 

" 'Til the Sands of the Desert Grow Cold" 

"Charlie Is My Darling" 

"Somewhere a Voice Is Calling" 

"Drifting Apart" 

"Perfect Day" 

"Freddie Fisher" to the Tune of "Pretty Baby" 


"Oh, You Never Can Tell" 

"Nine O'clock Came and He Said Good Night" 

"I'm Off to the War" 

"Could the Dreams of the Dreamer Come True" 

"One Kiss and All Is Over" 

"All Through the Night" (hash) 

"All Alone" 

"Take That Wagon Home, John ' 

"The Good Ship, Honey Moon" 

"The Hours I Spent With Thee" 

"That :Moving Picture Rag" 

"Oh, Mr. Moon, It's Time You're Leaving" 

There's a Little Bit of Bad in Every Good Little Girl" 

"Oh, How I Want You" 

"Call Me Dearie, That's All" 



Louise Bowden 
Gretchen Espy 
Esther Disther 
"Peg" Golden 
Gladys Ellis 
Charlotte Garman 
Marjorie Kline 
Dorothy Kline 
Zoe Reifsnider 
Meryle Wilhelm 
Stella Bowers 
Edith Reese 
Helen Hopkins 
"Babe" Williams 
Grace Barnett 
Ellen Manchester 
Mirabelle Elliott 
Kathryn Perry 
Elizabeth Grafton 
Feme Siegfried 
Ellen Messenger 
Gertrude Ellsworth 
Celeste Crittenden 
Margerie McDevitt 
Hazel Tuttle 
Agusta Seeley 
Mary Lightell 

"Sweetest Girl in Monterey" 

"I Miss You, Dearie" 

"Some Day the Shadows Will All Fade Away" 

"I Won't Be Home Until Morning" 

"Home, Sweet Home" 

"Oh, Promise Me" 

"The Glory of the Moonlight" (waltz) 

"I Love You Truly" 

"Goodbye to Flirtation" 

"Sleep and Forget" 

"Farewell to Thee" 

"I'm Looking For a Nice Young Fellow" 


"Baby Shoes" 

"I Want to Linger" 

"Sunshine and Roses" 

"I Wonder What's the Matter With My Eyes?" 

"Haven't You Forgotten Something, Dearie?" 

"Twilight Is Stealing" 

"The Rosary" 

"The Little Gray Home in Niles" 

"They'll Never Believe Me" 

"If You Only Had My Disposition" 

"I'm Simply Crazy Over You" 

"I Like the Boys'" 

"Is It Love At Last?" 

"I Love to Dance" 



Household Arts 

Household Arts in Kent Normal, 'tis needless to say, 

Is the great attraction of this age and day; 

That is, judging from numbers who this school attend. 

For the purpose of cooking or learning to mend. 

So in order that you may more interested be, 

I will give you an account of what you will see. 

In our large cooking room are eight tables with stoves. 
At the side and back are large cupboards for loaves ; 
And for spices and dishes, and utensils too, 
All so neatly arranged that they are pleasant to view. 
There's an ice box, three tables, a stove and one chair, 
Made to go with the desk of our teacher so fair. 

At the east of the room, through a great massive door. 

Is a large cheerful place, a green rug on the floor; 

And a table with chairs — how inviting when set! 

At the end are three windows where light we may get. 

Now just opposite this is a large buffet, 

At th? side is a table for serving, they say. 

And again through a door in the east we will find 
In three straight even vows thirty chairs of a kind. 
It is here that the girls in the cooking class go. 
For directions for making a batter or dough. 
Let us follow them now and see what they make. 
For a little bird told me it might be a cake. 

First they put on their aprons and make quite a clatter. 
Now by taking out dishes, now by beating the batter. 
In a very short time, with the cakes in to bake. 
All the girls hurry fast another lesson to take. 
Then to ovens they rush and with eager eyes view 
The delicious results of a minute or two. 

But behold coming toward us! with cake on a ti'ay! 
Are Dot, Nan, and Gracia, and even dear Mae. 
All are good, did you say? Why shouldn't they be? 
For Miss Nixson it is, who is teaching, you see. 
And now that we've seen all in cooking, we can. 
Let us cross o'er the hall to a room spick and span. 

It is here that the girls are assembled to sew. 
And to learn how the flax and the cotton grow. 
In the front on a screen are designs of all kinds. 
In the corner two sinks that black hands soon find. 
A large case in the rear is for dresses and such. 
So that they may stay clean from all touch. 

There ai'e tables for cutting and tables for sewing. 
And a table in front for the teacher all knowing. 
It is here Singers sew (tho' the sewers ne'er sing) , 
And it's here the girls learn to make almost everything. 
This I've written, dear reader, in hope that I may 
Lead you here to get Knowledge for some future day. 


Home Economics Club 

The Home Economics Club was organized last year for the 
purpose of bringing together girls interested in this subject. Dur- 
ing the spring, meetings were held monthly, light refreshments 
being served each time. 

This fall the club was organized, and it was planned to hold 
the meetings on the first and third Thusdays of each month. New 
interest was taken in the club and its work. Arrangements were 
made to have some topic of current interest discussed by faculty 
members or by other persons interested. Some of the meetings 
were devoted to needle work. Once a month a social was given. 

At one of the regular meetings, Mr. Eyman gave a very inter- 
esting as well as instructive talk on "The Mineral Requirements 
of the Body." At another meeting Dr. Andrews gave an address 
on "The Communicable Diseases of Children." 

These meetings were of educational value and it is hoped that 
the Home Economics Club will become a permanent College organ- 




Would You Believe That — 

Helen Quass is going to devote her life to making rice waffles for the 

Hazel Grove doesn't intend to furnish her home "in Browns"? 

Lydia Heston wouldn't make a good Bassinger? 

Harriet Holcomb expects to spend her life teaching school? 

Inez Totten has never been in a picture show? 

Mildred Harriot can hardly wait for chemistry Lab. Day? 

Rilla Beck is as quiet and demure as she seems? 

Molly Coddle has withdrawn from school? 

Estella Esterly has never cracked a joke? 

Selma Gohlke is going back to help the Germans? 

Rachel Clapsaddle is making her bungalow plans for fun? 

Maraschino is making pi'eserved cher]-ies? 

May Knight is as black as she sounds? 

Mr. Garber without specific instances? 

Miss Nixson teaching without preparation? 

Miss Miser flirting? 

Freddie Fisher in evening dress? 

Dortha Finch at church Sunday night? 

Maude Alter giggling? 

Helen Quass sassy? 

Gracia Cranz sitting still ? 

Nan Woodworth refusing to dance? 

Marguerite Dickerman settled down? 

Miss Wilhelm (referring to some hemming) — "How near 'round ai'e 

D. Finch (much embarrassed) — "Getting rounder every day." 

Hazel Grove (asking our painfully dignified Mr. Hostettler for pan- 
creatic amylase) — "Where's the piggy tummy?" 

Mildred Herriot (referring to dummy in sewing class picture) — "What 
is over Miss Nixson's face?" 

Marion Noble — "I want a loaf of bread." 

Clerk — "White or brown?" 

Marion — "Doesn't matter; it's for a blind woman." 

Bertine Jones — "Fve eaten nothing for three days but snowballs." 
Nola Nixson — "Poor girl ! What would you have done had it been 

Mary Paulus — "Is the water you have here healthy?" 
Miss Wilhelm — "Yes, we use 'well' water only." 

A Recipe 
Take flour of practicability, 

And leaven of ideal, 
Add salt of common sense 

And knead it up with zeal ; 
Bake in the steady oven heat 

Of each day's trial and test. 
This is the daily bread that man 

Has always found the best. 



"A Possible Edition of the Kentonian in 1930" 

Lisbon, 0. — Fire destroyed the hotel Hostettler today. Fire 
was due to an explosion of alcohol that Selma Gohlke and Esther 
Hill were heating over an open flame. Hazel Hostettler, the man- 
ager, estimates the loss at $300,000. 

New York — Miss Birdie Fowler, ex-president of the Pit- 
tenger Literaiy Society, K. S. N. C, was elected president of the 
Equal Suffrage Association at the convention here today. 

Washington, D. C. — Madam Harriet Hemoglobin Holcomb 
has been appointed on the U. S. Bureau of chemical research. It 
Will be remembered that Madam Holcomb and Estella Esterly 
were the ladies who discovered a chemical process by which in- 
stant regurgigation would take place after eating mothballs. 


Misses Lydia Heston and Helen Welker, well known marzipan 
and pumpernickle makers, have opened a cafeteria at the cor- 
ner of Fifth and Liberty. Travelers from all over the world 
will patronize the "Greasy Spoon." 

New York — Dr. D. M. Finch, B.S., Ph.D., recently elected 
head of the Domestic Science department of Columbia Univer- 
sity, is spending the summer with her parents in Cleveland, 0. 

Cleveland — Fifteen thousand people listened with delight 
at a concert given by Mle. Hartman and company last evening. 
This is the second appearance of the noted pianist before an 
American audience. Frauleins Walsh and Woodworth rendered 
effective musical selections. Signora Inez Totten was especially 
popular in the latest Spanish dances. 













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C. L. MiLEY President 

Mabel Heim Vice President 

Sylvester Summers Secretary and Treasurer 

Gilbert Roberts Basket Ball Manager 

James Tidd Baseball Manager 

Elmer Steigner Tennis Manager 

E. C. Seale Faculty Advisor 

Margaret Pottinger Faculty Advisor 

R. L. E ym AN Faculty Advisor 


When the 1916 season opened, the outlook for a fast team and a suc- 
cessful year was encouraging. A schedule of seven games was booked 
by the manager, but unfortunately — perhaps fortunately, only three were 
played. It seemed that a spirit of ill luck hovered over the team. A long 
list of injuries caused the lineup to be shifted, thus forcing some of the 
players to play positions to which they were unaccustomed. 

Taking all things into consideration, the boys made a good showing 
against the fast teams from Akron University, Hiram, and Findlay, all of 
which rank among the first in athletic prowess. A suitable place for play- 
ing was also lacking and this was no small factor in cutting down the 

Several practice games were played with the Central High team as 
well as several other town teams. Kent Normal emerged from these con- 
tests victorious without exception. With the advent of the long summer 
term came Welser, Korb, Snyder, and Weinman. Thus re-enforced the 
team was ready for a real battle. But the games with Hiram, Mt. Union, 
and West Lafayette were cancelled and the opportunity was lost. The 
following men composed the squad: Welser, Tidd, DeWitt, Havlicek (Cap- 
tain), Swigart (Manager), Hostettler, Kuenzli, Snyder, Schneider, Korb, 
Brown, Weinman, Welsh, Swope, Simpson, Hofl'ee, Stuckman. 



April 29 — At Kent Kent 1, Aki-on University 12 

May 6— At Kent Kent 1, Hiram 10 

May 17— At Kent Kent 2, Findlay 8 

May 27 — At Mt. UnioTi Cancelled 

June 3 — At West LaFayette Cancelled 

June 9 — At Kent Mt. Ihiion, Cancelled 

June 10 — At Hiram Cancelled 


Dec. 15— At Kent Kent 11, Ashland 55 

Jan. 12 — At Kent Kent 23, Reserve Academy 20 

Jan. 19 — At Kent Kent 19, Bowling Green 17 

Jan. 20 — At St. Ignatius Kent 8, St. Ignatius 61 

Jan. 24 — At Ashland Cancelled 

Feb. 10 — At Akron Kent 4, Akron Lhiiversity 62 

Mar. 2— At Muskingum Kent 14. Muskingum 69 

Mar. 9 — At Bowling Green Kent 17, Bowling Green 51 

Mar. 10— At Kent Kent 12, Findlay 100 

There was much enthusiasm at the opening of the season. Ten men, 
representing the best of the athletic material in college, came out for the 
team. Each was ready to do his part in raising the athletic standard of 
the college. That their expectations might be accomplished. Dr. Ulrich 
was secured as coach. 


Past, Present, and Future of xA^thletics at Kent 

In contrast with the rapid and unequalled development of the other 
departments, athletics has held a minor place. In the past, teams repre- 
senting the new college have gone into games weak, but determined, and 
with but few exceptions, have come out defeated. The teams received 
loyal support at first, but gradually the enthusiasm begun to waver. Con- 
sequently athletics was left in the hands of a faithful few. These people 
have kept the flickering flame from completely being extinguished. Pro- 
fessors Hopkins, Eyman, and Seale have done much to keep things going 
in the field of athletics. 

At present athletics has taken on a new lease of life and has held its 
place this year. Having no brilliant past, it is difficult to conceive of a 
bright future. But what the summer shower is to the withering flower, 
so will the new gymnasium be to athletics in K. S. N. C. in the future. 


Gilbert Roberts 

Too much praise cannot be ac- 
corded Roberts for the way in 
which he worked in the face of dif- 
ficulties to make the team success- 
ful. He was I'ig'ht there when it 
came to making the first team cen- 
ters work, and he showed his grit 
when he donned a suit at Bowling 
Green to help break the winning 
streak of the Wood County bovs. 

Dr. N. a. Ulrich 

His record as a high school 
coach is a successful one. He was 
a star player at Muskingum Col- 
lege, and later at the Kirkesville, 
Mo., School of Osteopathy. He 
was determined to build up a good 
team, and the extent to which he 
succeeded was beyond expecta- 
tions, considering that he had to 
work with inexperienced men. 

Herbert Swigart 
Left Guard. Captain 

"Sweeney" was the only player 
left to the team from the team of 
last year. He proved to be a good 
foundation for a new team. Al- 
ways in the game and never con- 
ceding victory to the opposing 
team until the last whistle was 
blown. He made an excellent cap- 
tain and leader. 



Right Guard 

He played a hard game and with 
this year's experience will make a 
good man for next year's team. 
Aggressive and loyal, he always 
played for the team. 

James Tidd 
Riuht Fonvard 

A hard and willing worker was 
Tidd. He could always be de- 
pended upon as a point gainer. He 
will be a valuable man for next 
year's team. Watch him. As an 
acting captain during Swigart's 
absence, he also proved his ability 
as a leader. 

Louis Bechtle 
Left Forward 

"Pinkey" at forward delivered 
the goods. In a few of the games 
he scored most of the points for 
Normal. Bowling Green will never 
forget his wonderful foul shooting. 



Elmslie T. Thomas 

Thomas was a man who was 
never known to quit, even though 
fate decreed that he should sacri- 
fice some of his blood for K. S. N. 
C. A "sure shot" when given a 

Charles Molien 

Charlie was a faithful worker 
and did his best when called into 
the fi-ay. His former experience 
proved a valuable asset. 

Omar Kear 

Inexperienced at the beginning 
of the season, his determination to 
win out was realized and was a 
prominent feature in the Bowling 
Green game. 


Physical Education Team 

Lowry Hall Senior Team 


All Stars Team 

All Stars Team 


Live Wires Team 

Live Wires Team 


Physical Education Class 


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To Each His Vision 

Oh there are times when all the busy clash 
Of this, my world of work, grows strangely far ; 
And o'er my pathway shines a sudden star; 
And round me bright aerial pinions flash ; 
And, clear above the factory's rythmic crash, 
A voice drifts down compellingly. The bar 
That holds my spirit earthbound swings ajar 
And I slip heavenward on voyage rash. 
Yet all the while my fingers find their path 
Among the threads; the busy shuttles run 
Across and bad-; ; the fabric knows no scath. 
The workers round me toil on, every one 
In stolid silence. Yet at times it seems 
I glimpse their pinion too among my dreams. 

— H. C. Hewitt. 



A Normalite Goes Shopping 

Oh, here you are, kiddo! I was so afra'd we wouldn't make connec- 
tions. Can we make this car? Oh, lots of time — that's nice. I hate to 
rush, don't you? Once when I was in Cleveland — ready? Oh, wait till 
I skip down to my locker! I'll just be gone a minute. 

There, let's go. We can walk slowly, and I'm just dying to get out 
of these walls. It's such a nice afternoon. You know, just the sight of 
that locker makes me think of my umbrella. You see, it's my aunt's — we 
exchanged by chance — and she values it so highly. Therefore, when 1 
missed it, you can imagine how I felt. I thot at once of my locker, but it 
wasn't there, so I thot I must have left it at the Inn. I could distinctly 
remember leaving it there, but the proprietor said that he hadn't found it, 

Isn't that awkward? Don't you feel silly, really, having people open 
doors for you? And you always get in their way. And the boys! / 
shouldn't do it, if / were a man here, I'll tell you! 

Oh, yes, I was going to say — 

Which way shall we go? Down the hill? Oh, let's run — you can't 
help it — whee! I can't stop — I can't stop — Say, Miss Pottinger must 
approve of this hill. 

Oh yes, I was telling you about my umbrella. Where was I? Oh, 
I found it in my room at last — wasn't that funny? I marked three dollars 
saved on my expense account. I can spend that now, you see, without a 

Isn't this lovely? I just lore to walk, don't you? My roommate and 
I are going to v>'al'k to Ravenna Sunday. We've been planning it all year, 
but somehow it has never materialized. These nice days, tho — I just love 
spring! I can hardly wait until summer. I'm going to take Biology. 
Catching bugs and things — it must be a circus ! 

Oh, look at those trees ! Isn't it interesting to watch them ! There's 
hardly any of the tree left, they've hollowed them out so, and little holes 
all over them. Don't you wish we could watch the Skinners work, some 
time? They're nice fellows, too! But one of them had the impudence to 
ask me once what the Normal girls would ever hare done without them. 
The nerve! He said there were only thirty-five Skinners. And I told 
him, "Why, every Normal girl is going with at least three." He looked at 
me so queerly and asked, "Who are the other two?" Oh, no, nothing of 
that — you can't kid me. You see, they're here such a short time. Any- 
way, 'Ted would not like it. Yes, he's coming in the Spring. The im- 
ported variety are the best after all ! 

Here we are, talking about the boys. Mother said in her last letter 
that she wished I'd think more books and less Skinner. But what was 
it that that man said in Assembly? That the highest duty of the Amer- 
ican girls — heavens, no! I was just quoting. Now, Mr. Seale says that 
a man doesn't amount to anything until he's forty. So if we are to be 
good teachers — and that's what we are hei'e for — oh, draw the inference, 
Florence. My brain is tired. Honestly, that Psychology of Thinking 
gives me the jimjams. 


Ten minutes — oh. that pesky car! Every othei- time I have to run for 
it, or it's just gone. How shall we ever kill ten minutes in this town? 
Wait, let's get some candy. Oh it's so expensive, and really I'm about on 
the rocks. I wrote to Dad last week and — yes, let's go in here. What 
do you want? Oh, goodness — I don't know. Here, this is all right; and, 
yes, I like that. Now, you give me a nickel and I'll give him a dime. 
Does that penetrate? Have some. Say, this is good. Let's wait on this 
corner — we'll be more likely to get a seat. Goodness, child ! don't put that 
candy in the pocket toward me — really, you mustn't. I've eaten more 
than my share already. 

What does that sign say? Mary Pickford? Oh, kidlets — when? I 
MUST see it — will you come with me? Sure! Get your lessons at school. 
Really, that's an educational feature — and she's such a deci)- little thing! 
Do they ever make you cry? My brother just loves to take me to — yes, 
smarty, my brother! to take me to a weepy one and watch me squirm. 
He's horrid. No, he's twenty-two, and say, he's nice looking. You bet! 
he doesn't look at all like me. really. Oh, call off the blarney! What do 
you want, a quarter? 

Oh, darling, I can almost feel those new shoes on my feet! I only 
brought a five, so no clerk can persuade me into — listen — is that the car? 
I believe it is. Have we realhj waited ten minutes? 

Oh, glory! an empty car! We'd have gotten a seat anyway. This is 
bliss! I love to go shopping, don't you? If one had lots of money. The 
other night we were wondering if a woman could spend a thousand dollars 
for a single outfit. We started with the hat, and — 

Look, kiddo, at that get up — my stars! No, the other one. Of all the 
star spangled banners — oh, no. Where was I? Oh, yes. Well, we spent 
a thousand dollars on that outfit, all right, all right. Easy. Mr. Layton 
was telling us the other day about the minimum wage law they're trying 
to pass in Ohio. He said it was almost impossible to live on fifty dollars 
a month — just the bare necessities. Yes, isn't it funny he's so well posted. 
Do you suppose — well, I don't blame him, do you? You know, I'm glad 
I'm taking Government now, while everything is so topsy-turvy. Do you 
know, Florence, this is one of the most thrilling phases of the woi'ld's 
history — I think that's what he said. 

Say, aren't those windows dirty? Everything gets so dirty, though. 
And the water! I told the girls I'd never live in Kent just on account 
of the water. Soap makes no impression on it. And your hair! Flor- 
ence, tell me — how often do you wash your hair? 

Oh, see — here we are. I can always tell by that funny sign. Greek, 
isn't it? It's so dear of you to pilot me around like this, but really I'd 
get lost in a bottle with the cork out. 

You say this is a good place? Lead on, MacDufl'. Oh, see those shoes! 
Aren't they a fright? What — fourteen dollars! Help — carry me in. 

Yes. I want some street shoes, brown, medium heels, laced. 

Oh, Florence, isn't he a peach! Did you see that mustache? OH, 

Yes, those are nice. Why, Florence, they're awfully pretty! Oh, 
they're sweet. Those heels are dreadfully high, but one might as well 
look trim, and the last ones I got were so sloppy. How much are they? 
No, really. No — I mustn't pay moi-e than five. Yes, I know — but really 
I cannot. Show me something else, please. 


Florence, ai-en't those tans dear? See that toe, and the heel! They're 
beauties. But I can't afford it — so ! Glad I only brought the five. You 
know, tho, if one gets a shoe one really doesn't like, — it's awfully — 

Oh ye-es, they're nice. But black! You have nothing in tan at the 
same price? Oh dear, they look cheap beside the others, tho if I'd seen 
them fii'st I suppose — oh pickles ! 

Yes, these arc nice, but — What are you laughing at, Florence? I 
know I have the tan in my hand, just to look at. What difference does it 
make ? 

Really, I don't care for these. No, I don't like those either. 

Say, Florence, these tans are really very pretty. Wouldn't they look 
nice with my blue dress? Mr. Shoeman, can't you say that they will last 
a million years or something, so I'll have some excuse? Oh, well, I'll sur- 
render. I must have them. Seven dollars, you said? (Aren't they 
sweet?) Why I forgot — I only have five dollars. And you haven't any! 
Florence, what shall I do? I must have them! Oh, will you really take 
a check? How nice! 

Isn't it strange how these people accept checks right and left? Why, 
anyone might swindle them out of a million dollars. Rubbers? Oh, yes. 
You might as well make it the most expensive kind, to go with these shoes. 
Seven eight-five! This check business is a painless way of paying, isn't it? 

Oh, no. I want to wear them. Well — yes, that's true, it is rather 
sloppy. All right — wrap them up. Do you know, Florence, I hate to 
lose sight of them. Yes, that's all right. Good day. 

All right, smarty, laugh! I know I couldn't afford them, but as you 
say, nothing else would have suited me. And say, that mustache could 
have sold me anything. 

Oh, here's my car! Well, thank you, dear, for coming along. Ever 
so much. Goodbye — see you Monday. No, don't worry, I won't wear 
them to school — not at first. Goodbye! 


The Teacher of My A. B. C. 

Oft in memory's hall I wander, 

With clear thoughts that never die ; 
And when thus I muse and pondei', 

Sweet visions come floating by. 
For out of the dim and long ago, 

In fancy there comes to me 
The form of her, I once loved so. 

The dear teacher of my "A. I>. C." 

Her form is very tall and jn-im, 

'Tis cast in dignity's mold. 
Her gown is modest, neat, and ti'im. 

An ai'tist's dream is every fold. 
Her hair is almost silver white, 

Her face is wrinkled and wee, 
Her eyes are beautiful and bi'ight. 

Ah, sweet teacher of my "A. 15. C." 

Her voice is soft, and sweet, and low 

Like an angel's flute divine. 
And out of the dim and long ago 

It comes to this soul of mine. 
But her smile! Ah, heavenly art! 

Is so precious and dear to me, 
It says, "Do not fear, dear heart. 

The teacher of your 'A. B. C " 

For when an error I chance to make, 

She flashes a look so bright 
Which does not make my restless soul iiuake. 

But gives it greater might. 
For sti'aightway new courage I find. 

And the error I plainly see. 
So considerate, thoughtful, and kind. 

Is the teacher of my "A. B. C." 

'Neath a green mound she is sleeping. 

Where the weeping willows wave. 
Angels guai'dian watch are keeping 

O'er an honored, new-made grave. 
But her heavenly presence is ever near 

And I shall always strive to be 
Like her. Mv ideal, most dear! 

My angel teacher of my "A. B. C." ! 

Farewell then, sweet vision of mine, 

You are my guiding star; 
You have finished your work di\ine, 

You are where the angels are! 
But as on my earthly way I wend, 

I shall always think of thee 
And find noble and good in all I attend. 

Oh, ideal teacher of my "A. B. C"! 

Louise M. Paulmann. 


Your Mission 

What have you done and wliat will you do, are questions asked of every 
one. Life is too short to dream of great riches coming, as it were, from 
the hands of a Median God! What will you doV Are you looking foi-- 
ward when you can offer your trivial services to humanity, or are you one 
of those irresponsitile fellows who declare that the world owes them a liv- 
ing in spite of what they can do? 1 hope not. If you are of this type, our 
college halls will not be a very secure shelter for you or your kind. 

It is not sufficient for you to be reiterating words and woi'ks of men 
who have gone before. There is no glory in that! No honor is in stor-: 
for the imitator! I cannot express this idea any clearer than Emerson 
does, when he says, in that beautiful poem "To J. W." — 

Set not thy foot on graves : 

Hear what wine and roses say; 

The mountain chase, the summer waves. 

The crowded town, thy feet may well delay. 

Set not thy foot on graves ; 

Nor seek to unwind the shroud 

Which charitable Time 

And Nature have allowed 

To wrap the errors of a sage sul:»lime. 

Set not thy foot on graves ; 

Care not to strip the dead 

Of his sad ornament, 

His myrrh, and wine, and rings, 

His sheet of lead, 

And trophies buried : 

Go, get them where he earned them when alive; 

As resolutely dig and dive. 

Life is too short to waste 
In critic i)eep or cynic bark. 
Quarrel or reprimand ; 
"Twill soon be dark ; 
ITp ! mind thine own aim, and 
God speed the mark ! 

Why hesitate to do something for society, when the products of your 
labor are so essential to mankind? If you wish to be remembered, if you 
wish your name carved in the Hall of Fame, you cannot remain idle very 
long. "A great institution is but the lengthened shadow of a great man," 
says Emerson. Your institution need not be a college, a university, a 
great manufacturing plant, a state, or a nation. But let your institution 
be some little deed that will be remembered by those benefitted. 

Have you decided upon your mission? If not, perhaps you will be able 
to get some idea or some thought from the following lines. 


"If you cannot on the ocean 

Sail among the swiftest fleet, 
Rocking on the highest billows, 

Laughing at the storms you meet, — 
You can stand among the sailors 

Anchored yet within the bay, 
You can lend a hand to help them 

As they launch their boats away. 

"If you are too weak to journey 

Up the mountains steep and high. 
You can stand within the valley 

While the multitudes go by ; 
You can chant a happy measure 

As they slowly pass along, — 
Though they may forget the singer. 

They may not forget the song. 

"If you cannot in the conflict 

Prove yourself a soldiei' true. 
If where smoke and fire are thickest 

There's no work for you to do ; 
When the battlefield is silent, 

You can go with careful tread. 
You can bear away the wounded, 

You can cover up the dead. 

"Do not, then, stand idly waiting 
For some greater work to do ; 
Fortune is a fickle goddess, 

She will never come to you. 

Go and toil in any vineyard, — 

Do not fear to do and dare. 

If you WANT a field of labor. 

You can find it anywhere." 

— Clyde 0. Hostettler. 

Passing^ On The Torch 

Robert and Alice Wendell had, as they termed it, "set up housekeep- 
ing." They had chosen a small house in the suburbs. Here, Alice had 
spent many happy days, arranging and rearranging their worldly pos- 
sessions, until everything seemed, to her critical eyes, to be in perfect 
harmony. Having completed all to her satisfaction the proud little house- 
wife was just aching to show Robert and all his relatives what a model 
wife she could be. 

And indeed she looked the part as she bustled about her work ; laugh- 
ing brown eyes, a rosy dimpled mouth, an abundance of brown curly hair, 
a trimly attired figure — and the whole, animated with a firm resolve to 
become an ideal homemaker. 

This was the dream which she confided to Robert, who thought her 
"quite the best little woman in the world." 

"I just wish that you and mother could know each other," he remarked 
one evening. 

"And why can't we?" returned Alice. Here was an oppo]'tunitj to 
exercise the hospitality which filled her very soul ; and to demonstrate the 
sublime art of homemaking. So it was arranged that Robert's mother, 
who lived in a distant state, should come for an extended visit. 

The thoughtful little wife prepared the warmest room, and placed tht 
easiest chair, a pair of warm slippers, and a woolen shawl convenientl> 
near the register. Occasionally, Robert regaled Alice with reminiscences 
of the biscuit and the johnnycake "that mother used to make." 

"I'll bet Mother hasn't forgotten how to roast a chicken and bake apple 
pies. I'm going to ask her to try it when she comes," he asserted one 
evening shortly before her arrival. 

Alice said nothing — only redoubled her efforts in the culinary art. 

On the day of "Mother's" arrival, Robert could not leave the oflice, so 
Alice went to the depot to meet the dear old lady. The train pulled in. 
She scrutinized every old lady's face for signs of resemblance to Robert, — ■ 
but could not find any. Anticipation was fast giving way to disappoint- 
ment, when a strong capable hand gi'asped hers, and with a searching 
look into her face, a tall middle-aged woman asked brusquely, "You're 
Bob's wife, aren't you?" 

Quite aghast with surprise and the comparison of her mental image of 
a little old woman, with the reality before her, Alice could only stammer 
"Y-yes," — and ask about her baggage. "Oh, I just gave my trunk check 
to a drayman and told him to deliver it," was the response. The aston- 
ished Alice could only murmur an excuse for Robert's being unable to meet 

Once on the car, Alice regained her self-possession ; and by the time 
they reached home, the two women were quite well acquainted. The 
mother and the wife of a man who is perfect in the eyes of each, can find 
at least one topic of mutual interest. 


Having arrived at home, Mother busied herself with unpacking her 
trunk, while Alice hurried to remove all traces of the slippers and shawl 
so carefully placed in readiness for the "dear old lady." Thus Mother 
was established in the little home circle. 

The days which followed were memorable ones to Alice. Almost 
every day Robert found occasion to praise Mother's cooking. That good 
woman in tui'n would always tactfully relish some dish that Alice had pre- 
pared, ask for the recipe, and commend the frugality of the little wife. 
But Alice was perplexed. She admired her capable mother-in-law, and 
shared in Robert's praise of her. Yet she wondered if her own accom- 
plishments were lacking of appreciation by the man whom she loved. 
She pondered over this a great deal, and finally very wisely concluded to 
learn just how Mother made the various delectables which were so laua'^d. 
Mother gladly acquiesced in the plan and patiently instructed a very apt 

On the day before her departure, Alice entertained the critical aunts 
and uncles of her husband. "Just let me do it all, and see if Robert will 
suspect the difference between your cooking and mine," Alice had said. 
And so she prepared the dinner while Mother entertained the guests. 

With the ever feminine wish to please, she attempted the things espe- 
cially favored by Robert. The pies were flaky and browned to just the 
I'ight degree; and Alice was already enjoying in anticipation the fruits of 
success. Frequent peeps into the oven revealed the glad truth that the 
biscuits were as light and fluffy as heart could wish — but the roast chicken 
would not brown. It still retained its pallid coloi-. The gravy lacked all 
flavor of any fowl, and the perplexed Alice could not remember just what 
Mother would do to make it so. But with characteristic determination, 
she resolved not to call Mother at all costs. A briny tear dropped from 
the brown eyes, and more were gathering: so that, in removing the pans 
of biscuits from the oven, she burned her ai'm severely. But the physical 
pain was obliterated by .mental discomfiture and humbled pride. 

At this critical moment the door opened and Mother entered the 
kitchen. "I remember my first family dinner, and what a dreadful time 
1 had; and I just wondered if you were having any trouble. Can I help 
you?' No angel ever seemed more beautiful than Mother appeared to 
Alice that moment. Very gladly her offer was accepted, and the dinner 
was soon served. 

Robert lavishly praised "Mother's cooking." "Those apple pies are 
just like they used to be," he bragged. "I never hoped to taste biscuits 
like these again." When he had committed himself concerning each dish 
in turn, Mother took the opportunity to disillusion and enlighten him. 
"Alice prepared this dinne:-, son, and you have reason to be pleased with 
it. When I get home, I will be proud to serve on my table the pi-eparations 
she has taught me to make." A glow of gratitude flushed Alice's face, 
and Robert felt a twinge of conscience at his blundering inconsideration. 
and seeming lack of appreciation. 

When the guests had departed, and Robert with them, Alice tried to 
thank Mother for the many valuable lessons she had received. "But most 
of all, I want to thank you for the tact and the kindness you have shown 
toward me. I know that you have praised my cooking so that Robert 
will like it — you've done so ever since you came. And then, today, you 
didn't let me feel how awkwaixl and inexperienced I am, but you" made 


me think that you wei'e so, once, too. I felt it, and I am more grateful 
than 1 can say. But tell me how you learned to be what you are. I want 
to be like you!" 

Mother's eyes grew soft as she replied, "I received much of my inspi- 
ration, and advanced many of my ideals when I was a girl preparing for 
life, in the Kent State Normal College. I came to have a definite aim in 
doing everything and to feel that my own inlluence must be a studied 
ideal. Later, it was experience that taught me to see that this educa- 
tion could be applied, not only in teaching, but in homemaking." 

Mother took her departure the next day. And if Robert had looked 
very closely, he would have observed on the kitchen clock, a small box of 
orange and blue ribbon — Alice's silent reminder of Mother's "ideal influ- 
ence." She had received a torch which would be a guiding light through 
all her future life. 

— May E. Merrill. 


The Narrow Door 

Some day I shall come to the narrow door 
Where the long, long journey ends at last; 
I shall cross its threshold and see no moi'e 
The pleasant fields that my feet have passed. 
Ah, well-a-day! The journey is sweet 
But the stones are rugged beneath my feet. 
Perchance I shall tread in a smoother way. 
But I cannot tell. Ah, well-a-day! 

Perhaps it will glinnuer, sunset-kissed, 

Like an evening lamp in the twilight air; 

Or mayhap some day in a shrouding mist 

I shall pass its portals unaware. 

Ah, well-a-day! There are times, my dear. 

When I dream that the things I have just missed here 

Are awaiting me at the end of the way. 

But I cannot tell. Ah, well-a-day. 

— H .C. Hewitt. 



G. Berkley Morrison closed the door to his pri\'ate sitting room with 
a satisfied smile. The purr of the descending elevator still sounded in his 
ears a rich, final note to a very harmonious interview. The three men 
about to step out into the foyer were, metaphorically, the political majority 
of the state. They were kingmakers, and they had looked upon him and 
found him good in their sight. A vision of the gubernatorial mansion 
rose before G. Berkley's inner eye, and his smile deepened. 

The smile still lingered when he answered a tap at the door. He 
returned with a bundle of evening papers and settled down comfortably 
to a consideration of passing affairs. Pi'esently his ample countenance 
wrinkled into a frown of annoyance, as his eye noted a headline halfway 
down a column. Apparently the newspapers were going to devote some 
unwelcome attention to the progress of the Andrews Child-laboi' Bill thru 
his committee. Well, it was unfortunate, but would not alter the outcome. 
He and "Jim" Denton had planned the battle too carefully to be discon- 
certed by a trifle of newspaper smoke. That reminded him that Jim was 
awaiting a report from him as to the success of certain preliminary 
skirmishing. Strange how the afternoon's events had driven everything 
from his mind ! And it might be wise to answei- his father's letter at 
once, and so put a check on any further appeals for financial reckoning. 
Dad was always easily satisfied, thank Heaven ! Still smiling over cei'tain 
details of the recent interview, he began his lettei's. 

"Dear Jim," he wrote, "Davicon has finally come across. We have a 
clear majority in the committee and I can confidently assure you that the 
bill will be killed. In regai-d to that little agreement — " It was soon 

Then, "Dear Dad: — I'd like noth-ng better than to help you out on the 
mortgage, but just now it is clearly impossible. A congressman's salary 
is scarcely princely, you know, and it costs to keep up the style of living 
that gives one prestige in the political game. If you and John can fix it 
up for the present, I may in a few months — " and so on. 

He folded and slipped them into their envelopes, scribbled the 
addresses, and stepped out into the hall. When he returned it was onhj 
to get his hat and overcoat and go out for an evening at his club. 

The next day was a busy one for Congressman Morrison. A session 
of the house, lunch with a party leader, conferences with his colleagues, 
topped off with a banquet at the biggest political club, at which he was 
expected to shine oratorically, — all these kept in the background the sat- 
isfied feeling of the evening before. But at two o'clock in the morning, 
G. Berkley breathed an expansive sigh of relief, snapped off the light, and 
sat down before his open fire for a few moments of pleasant retrospect. 
It had been a brilliant evening. His speech had been wisely considered, 
rising into a climax of eloquence that had swept his hearers off their feet. 
He told himself complacently that he had successfully avoided committing 
himself on any real ciuestion. He had said nothing and said it brilliantly. 
It was a fit prelude to his larger plans. 


Just at this point he was aware of a shuffle of footsteps in the corridor. 
There was a pause, tlien his door swung in witli a bang. G. Berkley rose 
in indignation. Into the circle of dim light strode a big gaunt figure, 
splashed with mud and dripping from the heavy rain. 

G. Berkley snapped on the light and turned angrily to the intruder. 
"What in Heaven's name brings you here, John? If there's something- 
wrong at home, why didn't you telegraph?" 

"There's nothing wrong at home. And you needn't worry about your 
reputation. Nobody saw me but the night clerk, and he was half asleep." 

"Then why did you come? About the mortgage? A nice time to 
startle a fellow about that! I thot my letter made it clear enough — " 

"If your letter made it as clear to Jim Benton about the mortgage as 
it did about some other things to us, it was a masterpiece. Who was to 
get this, Georgie?" 

G. Berkley glanced at the outheld letter and turned a sickly green. 
"H-how, — wh-wh-what — " he began. 

"You got your wires crossed, Georgie. Maybe you'd better sit down ; 
you look shaky." G. Berkley sank heavily into a chair, his eyes still on 
the speaker's face. 

"Now let's get down to business. What I came for is to discuss this 
letter — and some other things." 

G. Berkley rallied feebly. "A gentleman would have sent it to the 
rightful owner," he sneered. 

"Jim hasn't sent me mine yet. And Ijesides, Georgie, this isn't a gen- 
tleman's correspondence. It looks more like the documents in a first class 

"Well," said G. Ber"kley sullenly, "spit it out. I suppose you expect 
to come in for a third." 

"George Morrison, if I didn't object to soiling my hands, I'd thrash 
you. But your worthless skin is safe at present. What I want is a set- 
tling up." 

"The mortgage? Well, I suppose — " 

"No, you needn't offer me any of your dirty money. I've come to fore- 
close a different kind of mortgage and I reckon you'll pay up." 

"Well, out with it. I can't listen to your nonsense all night." 

"All right. Just glance over this little statement. 'Sept., 1900, to 
George, $100.00.' That was your start in college. 'October, to George, 
$25.00.' That was to flam you out for a class party. '$-50.00, $3-5.00, 
$40.00.' That's part of your first year. The next year we mortgaged 
the farm and you went back in style. We never supposed you would need 
help after you got thru school. But look here! Eight hundred dollars 
in three years to help you spend your income in politics. Then Dad had 
his first stroke and I've had him and Mother to take care of ever since. 
Twice I've had that mortgage renewed because I couldn't do any more than 
l^ay the interest. I suppose I'll go on doing it as long as the folks are 
alive. Mother hasn't had a new coat for eight years because it took all 
the money to pay the interest on your debts. Well, we got a rich reward! 
You're a congressman, and a crook! Three of us, working ourselves to 
death to raise a thing like you !" 


G. Berkley was a shaking bulk, almost without power to speak. Wet- 
ting his lips desperately, he managed to whisper, "Well, what are you 
going to do about it?" 

"Do? You are going to do the doing! You are going to live honest, 
if I have to spend the rest of my life seeing to it. Man, we own you, 
body and soul, — if you have one! The first thing you will do is to write 
to Jim Benton that the deal's off, — and let me read the letter." 

G. Berkley struggled to his feet. "No you don't!" he shouted. "You 
vjan't bluff me into a performance like that!" 

John Morrison caught his brother's shoulder in a grip that made his 
pampered flesh wince. "You'll write that letter. Do you know what 
would happen if I made this little document public? Well, you would 
have a look at the bars from the inside. Oh, I've got you dead to rights, 
Georgie! Go write your letter!" 

And after a moment's silence, G. Berkley turned and staggered to his 

— H. C. Hewitt. 


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The K. S. N. C. Orchestra 

The K. S. N. C. Orchestra was organized at the beginning of 
the fall term. In the two previous years, orchestras were organ- 
ized, but after a few rehearsals did not warrant fui'ther trial. 
The orchestra this year has formed a nucleus, which in years to 
come will be one of the most interesting factors of the college. 

The members of the orchestra are : 

Violin Flute 

Miss Mathews Mr. Thomas 

Miss Martens Mr. Kear 

Mr. Hostettler ■ Trombone 

Mr. Fisher Mr. Miley 

Mr. Hopper Drams 

Clarinet Mr. Baker 

Mr. Ginther Mr. Couch 

; Cornet Piano 

V;i" Mr. lacobucci ■■.:*'-,; Mr. Graves 

The orchestra has appeared in assembly several times, each 
time showing a decided improvement. At the first appearance, 
three numbers were played and Mr. lacobucci played an inspir- 
ing rendition of "Walter's Prize Song" from "The Meistersing- 
ers" by Wagner. 

The second concert was given a few weeks later and was very 
successful. Miss Mathews played "Visions," by Saint Saens. 

The orchestra played at the concert that was given March 29, 
and at the Commencement exercises. 

Rehearsals were held weekly and students with musical abil- 
ity were given opportunity to join. 

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The Pedagogues' Quartette 

The Kent State Normal College Male Quartette came into 
being in the latter i^art of the fall term. One of the first prob- 
lems to confront the organization was that of finding a suitable 
name. Each member of the quartette was of the opinion that 
the name should be symbolic of the institution represented. The 
term "Pedagogues," which met well the requirements, was 

The boys made their first public appearance at the Farm- 
er's Institute held in Kent in the early part of January. Since 
then they have sung at Farmers' Institutes, churches in both Kent 
and Ravenna, and on several other occasions. There is a possi- 
bility that the boys will be in school next year. If so, the organ- 
ization will continue through the year. 

Mr. Henry J. Robison carries the bass part and is a capable 

Mr. Floyd Graves fills the bill as a baritone and assists 
at the piano when his services are necessary. 

Mr. Frederick Fisher sings second tenor and is also quite "at 
home" with the violin. 

M]'. C. L. Miley sings first tenor exceedingly well and also 
does good work with the cornet. 


The Lyric Quartette 

This year of 1916-1917 has afforded something a little un- 
usual in the Music Department of the Kent State Normal Col- 
lege. A girls' quartette was organized, bearing the name of The 
Lyric Quartette. The members of the quartette are: 

Nina Brown First Soprano 

Elizabeth Trescott Second Soprano 

Mabel Reed First Alto 

Anne Martens Second Alto 



Girls' Glee Club 

The Girls' Glee Club, under the leadership of Miss Shamel, 
has completed another successful year. This organization is one 
of the bright lights in the College. 

They have appeared twice in concert work during the year. 
The first performance was given on December 21, 1916. The 
following progi'am was rendered: 

Twilight Star J. Barnby 

Come, Maidens Fair H. Schowacker 

Bethlehem Star Lewis Dressier 

Lullaby from Jocelyn B. Godard 

Stars Behind the Cloud B. Tours 

Day is at Last Departing Roff 

The Glee Club was assisted in this performance by Miss 
Bruot, organist, and Mr. Wilson, tenor, both from Akron. 

The second concert was given on April 25, 1917, in co-opera- 
tion with the other musical organizations of the College. The 
following program was rendered: 

Organ Solo 

Miss Hartlerode 

Serenade Schubert 


The Darrza Chadwick 

Elizabeth Trescott 

Violin Solo 

Virginia Mathews 

Sing, Smile, Slumber Gounod 

Nina Brown 

Flute Obligato Mr. Thomas 

Cornet Solo 

Mr. lacobucci 

Coppah Moon Shelley 

-\ Male Quartette 

Slumber Song Nevin 

Nevin Quartette 

Estudiaatina Lacorne 

Double Quartette and Orchestra 

Song at Sunrise Manney 

Girls' Glee Club 


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Calendar of Musical Events 

Monday Evening, Nov. 13 
The first musical number on the lecture course was given by the Gray- 
Lhevinne Co. The famous old fiddle which Mrs. Estelle Gray-Lhevinne 
played was made in Cremona, Italy, in 1775. 

Friday, Nov. 17 
The College Orchestra rendered three selections which were greatly 
enjoyed. Mr. lacobucci played Wagner's "Prize Song" and the "Rosary" 
by Nevin. 

Wednesday, Dec. 6 
Miss Shamel entertained with the song cycle, "In a Persian Garden," 
by Liza Lehman — from the "Rubaiyat" of Omar Khayyaim. A short talk 
was given concerning the character of Omar Khayyaim and his writings. 

Friday, Dec. 8 
The Lyric Quartette rendered three selections : "A Spanish Romance," 
Sawyer; "Shoogy-Shoo," Mayhew; "The Sweetest Flower That Blows," 

Wednesday Evening, Dec. 13 
The Metropolitan Male Chorus of Cleveland gave an excellent concert 
in the college auditorium. A soloist. Miss Maud A. Williams, and a reader, 
Miss Grace E. Makepeace, were with them. 

Thursday Evening , Dec. 21 
The Glee Club Concert. 

Thursday Evening, Jan. 11 
The second musical number of the lectu]'e course was the Zedeler Sym- 
phonic Sextette, an organization of superior musicians. 

Friday, Jan. 12 
Schubert's "Hark, Hark the Lark" was sung by Miss Browm. Miss 
Herriff' rendered the same selection on the piano. 

Friday, Jan, 19 
The Male Quartette sang "When the Heart is Clean" and "The Fairest 
Flower That Blows." 

Friday, Jan. 26 
The two special music students (Seniors) gave an interesting pro- 
gram. Miss Thompson played Scarlatti's "Pastorale" and Miss Allen 
played Godard's "Second Mazurka." Handel's "Largo" was played by 
both as a duet. 

Friday, Feb. 2 
The Orchestra played the following numbers: 

Apple Blossoms Roberts 

Mazurka White 

Miss Mathews played "Visions," by Saint-Saens. 

Friday, Feb. 23 
An interesting patriotic program was given by the student body. Pa- 
triotic songs were sung with piano, organ, and orchestra accompaniment. 


Class Song- 

Tune— ".4/o/?,« Oe" 

Swiftly fly K. N. C. days away, 

As on we journey toward our goal, 

And anew we start out from today 

Firm resolved to make the best of our new role. 


Farewell to thee. Fair Normal School, 

The time has come for us to say "Adieu," 

And as we go on journeyed ways 

We'll always and forever think of you. 

We have teachers here of great renown. 

Who daily give us thots sublime. 
And whose aid is great as we have found 

In helping us a higher goal to reach. 


Tho we've worked to bi'ing these times to pass, 
Tis hard to leave our dear old school. 

And so now this fair and worthy class 

Of '17 will bid you all their'last "Goodbye." 


-Ruth Allen. 
-Helen Thompson. 


The Philharmonic Society of Ne\\ York 

On Friday afternoon, March l(i, 1917, the Philharmonic Society of 
New York gave the following programme: 

1. Haydn Symphony in G Major, "Militaire" 

I. Adagio, Allegro 
II. Allegretto 
III. Menuetto, Moderato 
IV . Finale, Presto 

2. Wagner Prelude and Liebestod from "Tristan and Isolde" 

3. Saint-Saens Symphonic Poem, "Danse Macabre," Op. 40 

4. Tschaikowsky Andante Cantabile 

5. Rimsky-Korsakoff Capriccio Espagnol 

This concert was an event which was looked forward to by a lai'ge 
number of people in Kent, Ravenna, Cuyahoga Falls, Akron and the sur- 
rounding country. The audience was appreciative and gave hearty 
approval to each number. 

The season, 1916-1917, is the Jubilee Year of The Philharmonic Soci- 
ety of New York. This means that the Society has completed seventy-five 
years of musical life — the longest span of existence in the history of an 
American orchestral organization, and among the longest in the world. 
It also means that the work of the orchestra in that length of time has 
been characterized by a dignified, artistic progress which has made it 
second to none among the great orchestras of today and of all time. 

Josef Stransky, whose magic baton has invoked the music of the ages 
from the orchestra for five years, is its conductor. Mr. Stransky declares 
that the body of the orchestra has now reached the standard which has 
been his earnest ideal to establish during his period of leadership. 

The programmes have always been the distinctive features of this 
orchestra. To programme making, Mr. Stransky brings not only his vast 
musical knowledge and good taste, but a thorough understanding of audi- 
ences as well. This fortunate union of knowledge and judgment has 
earned for the orchestra the unusual combination of critical approval and 
popular praise. 


Officers of the Faculty Women's Club 

Executive Committee of the Faculty Women's Club 


The Faculty Women's Club 

The Faculty Women's Club has a semi-official relationship to the Col- 
lege and its activities. Women of the faculty and women members of 
faculty families are eligible to membership. 

Its purpose is declared by its constitution to be "to promote intellectual 
advancement, sociability and good fellowship among its members, and to 
forward the civil welfare of the community." 

While due regard has been paid to the Alpha and Omega of the above 
aims, and while an imposing program has been prepared by the executive 
committee, and, more, followed, dealing with the poetry of today, the 
sociability and good fellowship have certainly not been neglected. 

The club's six o'clock informal dinners have found much favor with 
those who daily suffer the cold mercies of restaurants and boarding tables, 
and have warmed and mellowed the appreciation of the programs which 
have followed them. 

On three occasions the men of the faculty have been entertained by the 
club, and on these occasions "intellectual advancement" has given place to 
lighter diversions as are best adapted to the tired faculty man. Two of 
these occasions were dinners. 

Aside from the above, the F. W. C.'s most important function was 
guest day at Lowry Hall in March, the guests being the Traveler's Club 
and The Coterie. 

The chief feature of Guest Day was the pretty play. Princess Kiku, 
with a Japanese setting and a very attractive decorative scheme of lan- 
terns, cherry blossoms, wisteria, screens, and pretty coolie girls. 

The cast, consisting of Misses Mainline, Dolph, Cadwallader, Jacobson, 
Atkinson, Rambo, Mabee, and little Dorothy Hopkins, gave a finished 
dramatic production, which they afterwards were induced to present at 

Previous to the Guest Day play, however, a little militant band of neg- 
lected talent, presented to the business meeting of the club as a surprise 
(one might almost say shock) the playlet, "When Woman Rules." 

In regard to the cast, which proved its ability by creating a demand 
where none previously existed, it was billed as "all-star" and certainly the 
bill contained some names famous in theatrical annals. 

Altogether, the F. W. C. has had a good year and is looking forward 
to a better one in 1917-18. 

— May H. Prentice. 


Scene from 'Trincess Kiku" 

Scene from ' 'Princess Kiku 





Robert M. Fosnight 
Kent, O. 

Ohio University Summer School, 
1910. Oberlin College, 1911-12. 
Diploma, Kent State Normal Col- 
lege, 191.5. 

"Bob" was the first Kent gradu- 
ate to enter the faculty of his Alma 
Mater. As training supervisor of 
the Brady Model School during the 
past two years, he has accom- 
plished much. Do you remember 
the famous Fosnight-Swigart bat- 
tery of the 1915 baseball team? 

D. T. Ring, B.S. in Ed. 
Buffalo. N. y. 

Graduate, Martins Ferry High 
School, 1904. Ohio State Univer- 
sity, 1909-11. Bethany College, 
1912. B.S. in Ed., Kent State Nor- 
mal College, 1916. Graduate Stu- 
dent, Chicago University, 1916. 
Teacher in rural schools two years. 
Principal, Bridgeport, 0., schools 
four years. Instructor in Geog- 
raphy, Kent State Normal College, 
summer sessions, 191-5-16. Head 
of the Department of Geography 
and Geology in the Buffalo State 
Normal School. Buffalo, N. Y. 

Ml'. Ring is one of the many 
graduates of K. S. N. C. who have 
made good. He was active in stu- 
dent organizations and served as 
business manager of the 1915 
Chestnut Burr. His friends at 
Normal feel that the Buffalo 
School exercised good judgment in 
calling him to such a responsible 


Albert S. Gregg, B.S. in Ed. 
Lorain, 0. 

Graduate, Fredericktown, 
0., High School, 1893. Tri- 
State Business College, To- 
ledo, 0., 1896. B.S. in Ed., 
Kent State Normal College, 
1915. Student in Chicago 
University, Harvard Univer- 
sity, and Ohio State Univer- 
sity. Mr. Gregg has been 
connected with the Lorain 
schools for the past seventeen 
years and at present is super- 
visor of penmanship and 
drawing in that city. During 
the last two summers he has 
taught in the Applied Arts 
Summer School in Chicago. 
Success has long been written 
under his name. 

Gordon M. DeWitt 
Middlefield, O. 

Graduate, Middlefield High 
School, 1911. Diploma, Kent 
State Normal College, 1916. 
As president of the class of 
1916, DeWitt established a 
reputation that will always 
stand high at Kent. He was 
among the first in student 
activities, literary, dramatic, 
or athletic. At present he is 
employed as teacher in the 
Model" Rural School at Da- 
mascus, 0. 


Solomon S. Schneider 
Cleveland, 0. 

Graduate, East Technical High 
School, Cleveland, 1914. Diploma, 
Kent State Normal College, 1916. 
While a student at Normal, ';Sol" 
distinguished himself as business 
manager of the 1916 Chestnut 
Burr. He played basket ball and 
baseball and was a good student 
in every way. At present he is 
instructor in Manual Training in 
the Shaker Heights Schools, Sha- 
ker Heights, 0. 

H. K. Carpenter 
Suffield, O. 

Graduate, Ravenna, 0., High 
School, 1913. Student at Case 
School of Applied Science, 1913-14. 
Diploma. Kent State Normal Col- 
lege, 1915. Principal Mantua High 
School, 1915-16. 

lender Mr. Carpenter's able 
guidance, the 1915 Chestnut Burr 
proved a success. He stari-ed in 
basket ball and baseball and will 
always be remembered foi- his bril- 
liant work as a student in K. S. N. 
C. At present he is Principal of 
the Suffield High School. 

Cloyce Landis, B.S. in Ed. 
JeromesviUe, 0. 

Student in Wooster Academy 
and Summer School. B.S. in Ed., 
Kent State Normal College, 1916. 
Teacher in rural schools two years. 
Supervising Principal, Jeromes- 
viUe, 1916—. 

Mr. Landis is making a good rec- 
ord this year as a teacher. Prog- 
ress and industry are his watch- 
words. His work at Kent Normal 
as president of the Athletic Asso- 
ciation will never be forgotten. 


Sheldon Morgan 
Ashtdhitla, O. 

Student, Grand Rapids Institute. 
Diploma, Kent State Normal Col- 
lege. Instructor in Science and 
Mathematics at Grand Rapids In- 
stitute three years. Principal, La 
Jara, Col., schools three years. 
Principal of the Columbus Street 
and Pacific Street Schools, Ashta- 
bula, 0., at the present time. 

Mr. Moi'gan is a teacher of con- 
siderable experience and has trav- 
eled extensively. His work at 
Kent has been done in sunnner 
school and has always been of su- 
perioi' ciuality. 

A. H. 


A.B., B.S. IN 
Hcl(/ht.s. O. 


A.B., Berea College, 1909. Grad- 
uate Student at Harvard Univer- 
sity, 1910-11. B.S. in Ed., Kent 
State Normal College, 1916. Prin- 
cipal, Harrison School, Lorain, 0., 
1913-14. Principal, Lincoln School, 
Lorain, 1914-15-16. Superintend- 
ent, Shaker Heights Schools, 

Mr. Meese is well known to stu- 
dents who have been at Kent dur- 
ing the summer sessions of the 
past three years. He is making 
good in his new position and the 
Alumni join in bidding him "God 


The Following is a List of All the Alumni Who Responded to the 

Circular Sent Out Early in the Year and Others 

Whose Addresses Could be Obtained 

Arnold, Gerti'ude S., Niles, Ohio 
Arndt, Cornelia, East Cleveland, Ohio 

Babb, Hazel, '16, Clariden, Ohio 

Bissel, Ora I., '16, Third and fourth grades, Chardon, Ohio 

Bissel, Nita L., '16, Third and fourth grades, Welshfield, Ohio 

Brandt, Flora, '16, Second grade. Rose St. School, Barberton, Ohio 

Budd, ]\Iilo, '15, Assistant in High School, Lykens, Ohio 
Burrel, Tessa, '15, Third, fourth, fifth grades, Spartansburg, S. C. 

Caldwell, Maud, '16, Principal, Riverside Bldg., Alliance, Ohio 

Carter, Leone, '15, Fifth grade, Bentley School, Niles, Ohio 

Chamberlain, Ruth, '16, Diamond Watch Co., Barberlon, Ohio 

Colburn, Maude, '15, Fifth grade, Warner School, Cleveland, Ohio 

Conkle, Grace, '06, Clark Primary School, Clark, Ohio 
Cort, Louis, '16, Manual Training, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 

Crittenden, Arleen, '15, First grade, Chardon, Ohio 

Strong, Mrs. Cecile Crittenden, '15, Music, Berton, Ohio 

Curtis, Nelia, '15, English and Domestic Arts, Lowellville, Ohio 

Curtiss, Ada B., '14, Special ungraded work, Cleveland, Ohio 

Eibling, Cora L., '16, Rural school, Wilson ]\Iills, Ohio 

Elliott, Blanche, '16, First grade. Sycamore Bldg., Coshocton, Ohio 

Elliott, Helen L., '16, Second grade, Copley, Ohio 
Ellis, Rose, '15, Second A grade, Mt. Pleasant School, Cleveland, Ohio 

Farver, W. H., '16, City Treasurer, Akron, Ohio 

Fouse, Gilbert, '16, Barbei'ton, Ohio 

Gamertsfelder, Edna, '14, Ashland, Ohio 

Geoi'ge, Blanche, '15, Fourth grade. Alliance, Ohio 
Gifford, Edna M., '15, Second grade, East View Village, Ohio 

Gorz, Charlotte, '14, First grade. Central Bldg., Coshocton, Ohio 
Graves, Floyd V., '16, Instructor in Manual Training, Franklin Tp. 

schools, Ravenna, Oh 

Graves, Olive L, '16, Rural school. New Berlin, Oh 

Grove, Lois A., '16, Ravenna, Oh 

Hall, Stella, '16, Seventh grade. Central Bldg., Coshocton, Oh 

Harris, Opal E., '14, Ashland, Oh 

Heffeltinger, Feme, '16, Primary grades, Ashland, Oh 

Hershman, Cora V., '14, Lorain, Oh 

Hershman, Helen, '16, Seventh grade, Coshocton, Oh 

High, Florence M., Departmental work, LeRoy, Oh 

Holmes, Alice E., '16, Youngstown, Oh 

Hodges, Mona, '15, First and second grades, Parknian, Oh 

Hood, Freda L., '16, Barberton, Oh 

Hotchkiss, Hilda B., "15, Fifth and sixth grades, Welshfield, OhTb 

Houle, Bessie, '16, Rural school, Bellevue, Oh 

ingersoll, Ella B., '16, Seventh grade, Warren, Oh- 

Ingell, Bessie, '16, Rural school. Diamond, Oh 

Johnson, Alma, '16, Sixth B grade, Lakewood, Oh 

Johnson. Zelda E., '15, Fifth and sixth grades, Braceville, Oh 
Jones, Jessie, '16, Assistant Princi]3al, Lowell and Oakwood Park 

School, Lorain, Ohio 

Kennedy, Gertrude, '16, Second grade, Niles, Ohio 

Keenen, Gladys, '15, Graduate student, Columbia University, 

New York, N. 
Lockwood, Marion, '16, Assistant Principal, Gordon Avenue, Brown- 


well Bldg., 
Maloney, Mary A., '16, 
Maple, Mildred, '16, Rural school, 
MacKenzie, Pearl, '16, Fifth B grade, 
Minarik, Lydia, '16, Rural school, 
Mitchell, David, '16, Manual Training, 
Mitchell, Francis, '16, 

Morgan, Lyle K., '16, Principal S. Ave. School 
Morgan, ^Margaret, '15, 

Newman, Lillie E., Mathematics, Junior High 
Oyster, Lura, '15, 
Parrish, Rath, '16, First grade, 
Pierce, Pauline, '16, 

Domestic Science and grade work. 

Randels, Homer A., '16, Rui-al school, 
Rigby, Leola Mae, '16, First grade, 
Ritchie, Gertrude, '16, 
Robinette, Gladys E., '16, 

Robinson. Leona, '16, Fifth and sixth grades, 
Rudisill, Ethel M., '16, Fourth grade, 
Saigeon, Artemisia, '14. First grade, 
Siffert, Florence, '16, Second grade, 
Stratton, Marion, '15, Rural school, 
Sullivan, Ellen F.. '15, 
Sullivan, Anna L., '15, 
Sullivan, Nora E., '15, 
Sweenev, Lucy A., '16, Fifth grade, 
Theiss,'Lily M., B. S. in Ed., '15, High School, 
Thompson, Francis, '14, 
Tidd, Theresa, '15, 
Tom, Daisy B., '16, Sixth grade, 
Tomer, Jean, '16, First and second grades, 
Trauger, Verda, '15, First and second grades, 
Walton, Ina B., '15, Fifth and sixth grades. 
Wells. Mary, '16, First grade, 
Welsh, Leo A., '15, Cleveland Bovs' Home, 
Sprentall, Mrs. Emily Wheeler, '14, 
Zitterman, Theresa, '16, Eighth grade. 

Lorain, Ohio 

Youngstown, Ohio 

Scio, Ohio 

Ashtabula Harbor, Ohio 

South Euclid, Ohio 

Cuvahoga Falls, Ohio 

Kent, Ohio 

Dover, Ohio 

Campbellsport, Ohio 

School, Ashtabula, Ohio 

Canton, Ohio 

Coshocton, Ohio 

Randall, Ohio 

Guilford, Ohio 

North ^ladison, Ohio 

Barberton, Ohio 

;\Iartins Ferry, Ohio 

Reynoldsburg, Ohio 

Talmadge, Ohio 

East Cleveland, Ohio 

Canton, Ohio 

Kent, Ohio 

Akron, Ohio 

Canton, Ohio 

Akron, Ohio 

Fairport Harbor, Ohio 

Ashland, Ohio 

Kenmore, Ohio 

Burton, Ohio 

Copley, Ohio 

Mogadore, Ohio 

Martins Ferry, Ohio 

Twinsburg, Ohio 

Cleveland, Ohio 

Hudson, Ohio 

Canton, Ohio 

Warren, Ohio 

















"In my imagination she'll be a ravishing beauty, slender weepy willowy 
form, auburn hair, dark soulful eyes — " 

"Cease your ravings, Peg, and come back to earth. You are always 
anticipating some fairy-like creature before whom you can bow down in 
a spirit of cherubic like innocence, and upon whom you can bestow your 
superfluous affections punctuated with — " 

Meg entered the study door just in time to escape a dog-eared volume 
of Math, or "Misery," according to the owner, which was hurled at her 
offensive head. 

An hour later Meg and Peg, not twins but kindred spirits, emerged 
from the silent chamber and perched upon a window seat to discuss the 
question uppermost in their fields of consciousness. 

"Say, Meg, aren't you crazy to see the new inmate? I'm going to cut 
Gym. this evening, 'cause you know it isn't half so interesting as to see 
a new 'stude' who has arrived, and to witness the first symptoms of adjust- 

"You certainly are in a bad fix. Permit me to quote our old friend 
Bill, 'Between the acting of a dreadful thing and the first motion all the 
interim is like a fantasma or hideous dream.' As for myself, I am staked 
to be tarred and feathered. No time have I for the finer emotions. Still, 
I hope the young lady has plenty of pep. We need that kind for our team." 

A sharp ring at the door brought the dialogue to a close and the two 
girls to a spying position at the head of the stairs. Below in the hall, 
crouched behind an antique structure of carved wood, was Betty, the pet 
of the class. A grunt of disapproval emerged from behind the said 
structure as a small girl with a seemingly expressionless face was ushered 
into the room. Above, the two spies nearly forfeited their dignity by 
falling over the banisters. 

"Come along, Peg, you must gather a nosegay of variegated blossoms 
to lay at the slender, weeping willowy feet — I mean form. I never can 
adjust your languishing adjectives to their proper nouns. Seriously, Peg, 
it was a comedown ; a decidedly commonplace young lady, on pep." 

The dinner gong interrupted the tranquility of the study hour. Groups 
of girls ambled into the long dining hall. Significant nods and meanings 
were exchanged as the stranger was shown her place at a table. For- 
tunate were Meg and Peg, as the center of their interests was placed 
directly opposite them. Dinner that evening was a mechanical process. 
Conversation was lagging when the effervescent Meg whispered into her 
partner's ready ear: 

"Bet she's Irish by the way she relishes those water-soaked Murphys." 
Glancing up Peg saw a strange expression flit across the features of the 
newcomer. Peg thought the girl was hurt and felt a spark of resent- 
ment toward her thoughtless colleague. However, when the object of the 
joke took another helping of the censured potatoes, Peg analyzed her 
thus : — 


"Queer girl, trifle spiteful, and I fear proud." And with night came 
the close of the "first day." 

The course of human events proceeded undisturbed. The new "Stude" 
still existed in an atmosphere of aloofness. To be sure she had bestowed 
upon her that divine right of college girls — a nickname. 'Twas a queer 
little front-piece to be tacked on to a decent Irish name. Ever since Betty 
had made the suggestion at an infoi-mal lounging party, Miss Sti'anger 
was known as "Stubs." Sometimes nicknames fit. "Stubs" did. Some, 
in using the term, thought of the uptilted little Irish pug, others of the 
bluntness of the small figure. At any rate, she was Stubs and remained 
so to the end of the chapter. 

Now Stubs was difficult to approach, and so for the most part she was 
left to her own resources. Outside of class hours she reigned supreme 
in her little room in the tower. On all occasions Stubs was attentive 
enough, but under no consideration would she participate in conversation. 
Meg declared her as impossible as a professor of pedagogy. 

"In the class room she scores well as far as 'exams' go, but in the social 
limelight, well, that's different. It puzzles me, girls, yes me of mathe- 
matical turn of mind." 

The last gong had sounded and Meg, with one grand sweep, gathered 
a pile of bi'ain material into her arms and entered the classroom in hui'- 
ricane style. 

"You may proceed to explain the thirty-seventh theorem. Miss Thorn- 
ton," piped the (try-angular) voice of the (wreck tangler). Miss Straight. 

As Meg resumed her seat, a closely written sheet of stationery dropped 
from between the leaves of Stubs' book. Unconscious of her act, Meg 
read the letter through. As she folded the sheet, a thoughtful look 
spread over the face of the usually thoughtless Meg. After class she 
seized her chum by the arm, dragged her into their room, and closing the 
door, faced her. 

"Peg, you and I ought to be picking potato bugs on a farm for the 
mentally deficient. Any one who can't read character any better than 
we have isn't fit for the teaching profession." 

"But, Meg, you speak in riddles." 

"Well, read this. No matter how I came by it. An act of Providence, 
I guess." Meg thrust the following letter into Peg's hand. 

White Pines, March 14, 1917. 
Dearest Daddy, — 

'Tis lonesome I am to see ye tonight. Daddy Jim. The wind is makin' 
a queer little moaning sound loike the groaning of the fairies that Granny 
used to be tellin' about. Sure an' how's me little Emerald Isle, Daddy? 
'Tis wishing I am to be there. Yer glad I'm Oirish, ain't ye. Daddy? 
I'm spellin' me woirds loike we spake 'em at home. You see, dear, I 
have to write according to rule here; and. Daddy, I miss our home dialect. 

I'm not fer talkin' much here because the girls don't understand, and 
they'd be laughin' at the queer little twist o' me woirds. I thot at first 
I'd be wan o' thim, 'cause they gave me a nice little nickname. Sure an' 
"Stubs" O'Brien ain't so bad, is it? I was pleased when they gave me 


me name, that I was fer writin' it all over me blottin' pad. But, Daddy 
Jim, even a name don't make me wan o' thim. Oim just a lonely little 
Irish girl whose tongue kapes her from bein' loike the other girls. Any- 
how 'tis glad I'm that I'm from Emerald Isle and that Jimmy O'Brien 
is the father of 

His Kitty. 

There was a suspicious moisture in the gentle Peg's eyes, and a little 
catch in her voice, as she addi-essed her friend. 

"I fear she's right, Meg, we don't understand." 

"You mean we didn't. It's never too late to mend. I have a scVieme 
in mind. Come along and we'll plot it out." 

Kitty stood by the window watching the last rays of the sun as he 
glided, as it were, down into the quiet waters of the Bay. 

A gentle knock startled the girl from her reverie. Upon opening the 
door she stood face to face with Peg Sheldon. "I haven't time to stop, 
'Stubs,' but this will explain my call," and she handed a dainty envelope 
to the surprised girl. 

Withdrawing a tiny folded sheet. Stubs read : 
Miss Stubs O'Brien, — 

Your presence is desired at a St. Patrick party to be held Thursday 
night in the trunk room. Please wear something green in honor of the 
occasion and come prepared to give a dialect selection. 

Your Classmates. 

With trembling fingers Stubs replaced the little note, and, walking 
over to the window, she whispered into the stillness of twilight, "Oim 
wan o' thim. Daddy Jim, Oim wan o' thim." 

— G. L. McCabe. 
















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Chapter I 


A word of explanation, I think, is due to my readers. It is 
not very good literary taste to title the first chapter of a novel- 
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At the beginning of the college year in 1915, a young man 
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ing longer on the description of our main character. As I said 
before, this is not a story merely for pleasure's sake, but one in 
which the hidden moral may suffice to lead other young college 
men out of temptation, sleepless nights and tragic love affairs in 




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Chapter II 


Her cheeks have stolen the bhish of Morn, 

And her eyes the blue of sky, 
Her nature is more than her name implies. 

Her pui'pose is noble and high. 

I can but sigh when I think of the way Fate played her hand ! 
Sylvester was thrown, abruptly thrown, into the rays of light 
that came sparkling out of Stella's eyes. Luck, or Fate if you 
please, chose to have Sylvester sit at the foot of that dining room 
table in Lowry Hall. Ah! you have guessed it — Stella sat at 
the head. Can you wonder that Sylvester fell, as all men have, 
since Adam? 

I shall never forget how Sylvester would long, talk and sigh 
for meal-time, not that he was such a hungry sort of chap, but 
merely to sit and gaze. One day Sylvester and Stella "just hap- 
pened" to meet at the railroad crossing waiting for a freight 
train to pass. I shall never forget the smile that played all over 
the ruddy countenance of Sylvester. It has been a great puzzle 
to me ever since, just how our hero ( ? ) managed to ask to accom- 
pany her to the dormitory. But nevertheless it happened and 
the ice was broken. 

As I have stated, the time was in the early autumn, just the 
time to take long walks into the woods to visit with Mother 
Nature when she shows her artistic ability to all the world. Well, 
Stella and Sylvester took advantage of the rare opportunity, and 
spent many delightful Sunday afternoons on the Normal Farm 
and in the Normal Woods. Love was plainly evident in the pair, 
especially so in Sylvester. His hair seemed to behave as perfectly 
decent hair should. But, kind reader, it was mainly through 
the efforts of Sylvester that that hair did behave. You cannot 
imagine the amount of vaseline used and the number of nights 
our college Freshman slept with a wet towel tied around his head. 
Love was evidently making a man out of Sylvester. 

But one day in the latter part of November, I noticed that 
Sylvester did not wear his sunny s]nile. Something had gone 
amiss. It did not require much energy on my part to wring 
from him the reason for all his sadness. Stella had refused him 
the night before. I shall never forget his lamentations, for those 
lost hours spent with her. He had taken her to the Fairy and 
to the Opera House once or twice and that money was lost. He 
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dear friends. James and Thorndyke. Sylvester certainly looked 
dilapidated, if man can look that way. He lost in weight and 
his appetite was gone (? ) . His hair resumed its original posi- 
tion only through the lack of attention, and. pray, why should he 
care for it. was his reasoning. Sylvester's hoiizon ceitainly 
looked veiy dark, when another star was seen to appear in the 

Chapter III 


I cannot tell how Shwester ever happened to meet Flora. She 
was a quiet. self-resei'\ing girl, whose brown eyes and light-brown 
hair would have attracted even the stoniest-hearted of men. 
Therefore, after Sylvester's first wound was healed, he fell under 
the spell of the channs of another Lowiy Hall girl. 

Can any one of Lowiy Hall ever forget how our friend helped 
Flora wash the dishes and clear the table? Do you remember 
those tete-a-tetes that Flora and Sylvester had after supper? 
And when the supper dishes were all cleared away, how they 
would either dance, or sit quietly in some seciuestered nook, and 
while each other's time away until the study bell would ring? 
Xo one. I think, can ever forget that smile, or should I say those 
smiles, that played chase all over Sylvester's face. Love, it 
seemed, was coming into its own again. 

Sylvester's hair was starting to behave again. I do not know 
whether he had his hair di'essed the time he went with Flora to 
the hair-dressers. You can imagine, dear readei^s. that our 
friend certainly had a "case" when he took his heroine to the 
hair-di'essei"s. And. by the way. you should have seen his appe- 
tite come back I Eat? Why. he just devoured his food I But 
I presimie those morning and evening walks that Flora and he 
took out the Ravenna pike, when there was over a foot of snow 
on the gi'oimd. caused that enoiinous appetite. 

But it was not veiy long before the ine\'itable happened. 
Flora did not relish those wintiy walks, so she decided that Ed. 
with his Paige, was just what she wanted. Poor Sylvester fell 
back in his studies, he lost weight, bis hair refused to behave. 
and he returned to his fonuer state, raised to the one hundredth 
power. It required all in my power to keep him from doing some- 
thing rash, as he had already bought some cyanide of potassitmi. 

Sylvester was in this condition for several weeks, when an- 
other change came into his life. Wnen I asked why he was so 
happy, he told me that he had started to make regular \'isits to 
the corner of Willow and Main Sti-eets. where Ruth stayed. 


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Chapter IV 


Of Ruth I have nothing much to say, except that those eyes 
of azure blue were sufficient to bring our friend back to normal 
life. The faithfulness to which Sylvester was treated made quite 
a man of him. His standing in school work was greatly in- 
creased, he grew heavier, and his smile became broader. 

I had no misgivings that Sylvester was finally holding his 
own and therefore ceased to worry about him and his heart 
affairs. But nevertheless, Ruth ceased to be faithful and poor 
Sylvester was again left in the dark and cold. I remember the 
night when he told me ! It was after the Senior-Junior banquet, 
which was held in the library on the fifteenth day of June. Syl- 
vester called me aside and again poured into my ear his wrongs. 
He had lost all reverence for the fair sex, no more would he 
indulge in life's most exquisite pastime, he was stung to the core. 

The next morning we departed for our respective homes to 
await the call of the college again. Many times last summer 
did I think about the future of my friend. 



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Chapter V 

What He Might Have Been 

No, my dear reads, this story is not yet finished. Sylvester 
is back in school, a living example that man can conquer what 
he will. Sylvester is now profiting from his experiences and 
bids fair to make a very high mark in his work here. 

Perhaps you have asked yourself, why he has told us this 
story and why he entitled it. "What He Might Have Been"? I 
must tell you. This story should be a very good example to the 
Juniors of 1916-1917, and to all other Juniors in years to come. 
Had Sylvester not indulged in the dreams of love in his Junior 
year in Kent State Normal College, what might he be now! He 
would not have lost all that weight, and therefore would have 
been in better condition to partake of all James and Thorndyke 
and Strayer had in store for us. As it was, Sylvester did not 
fully appreciate what these men had to say. 

Therefore my advice to all Junior "boys" is: "Beware of the 
smiles of a woman, for it contributes to your downfall." "Take 
for your example the man who has had all of these experiences 
( and scores more ) . He is today one of the best students in Kent. 
Does he indulge in life's mysteries as he did last year? I don't 
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Question : I wish to catch the 10 o'clock train from Akron to 
Columbus. How shall I proceed to catch it? — Ruth. 

Answer: You had better plan to take the 8:07 car. If for 
any reason it is late, wait fifteen or twenty minutes before going 
to the waiting room to see what is wrong. If any cars are off 
the track, wait until the Erie freight has pulled out, then walk 
out beyond the Wheeling depot to see a car leave the switch before 
you get there. Then walk back to the depot to wait for the next 
car. I would only ride as far as the Junction, as you probably 
will not be able to make the train anyway. Then send a telegram 
to tell them you are not coming. 

Question: How can I keep a girl after I get one? — Sylly 

Answer: The best possible method is to marry her as soon 
as you see her. This is the only sure way. But really you are 
too young to think of such things. 

Question : I am eighteen years old and three feet six inches 
tall. What can I do to grow taller? — Banty. 

Answer — First pick out a very tall dame, make it a habit to 
take a leisurely stroll before breakfast (that is, if you are not 
fifteen minutes late) and always cast fond glances on her beam- 
ing countenance. If you constantly do this you will soon grow 
taller, as the elasticity in your neck will have stretched. Tiy 
this at least five times a week. If it does not work, let me know. 
It has been a sure cure and I know will cure you. 

Question — At present I am considered rather sisterly and 
have been taken for my sister several times. I desire to become 
a "man." Will you please answer, as I am very anxious. — Fred- 
die Fish-er. 

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neat and tidy, changing his collar at least once a month. To be 
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Question — ^Miat is etiquette? — E. C. S. 

Answer : 

If you can eat and not make eats yoiu" master. 
K you can diink and not make dilnks youi' aim, 
If you can spill both milk and berries, 
And treat these accidents just the same, 
K you can bear to hear the things youVe told us. 
Twisted by tablemates to make a ti'ap for boobs. 
Or watch the eats you like best eaten. 
And not say what you think about the rubes — 
Then this is etiquette. 
I hope that this is suiScient to relieve youi* disti'action. 

Question: How do you make Punk-in pie? — Lowiy Hall. 

Answer: An inmate of Lowiy Hall plus a person found 
there at aU hours. 

Question: I have been in Kent two years and hiive not had 
a man yet. How can I get one? — Heaitbroken. 

Answer: Get him by the neck and hang on. 

Question: How may I bec-ome a famous character in this 
school? — Bashful Charlie. 

Answer : 

Go forth and seek the XoiTnal's highest piize, 

To rise, my boy. you should tiy: 
And if in this old school you'd rise. 

You should not cease to tiy. 

Question : Have heen in Kent all winter and have not had a 
date with a "Skinner" yet. How may I get one? — Worried- 
Answer: Apply to Miss E. C. Smith. Head of Lowiy Hall. 
Question: How may I become an anist? — Industrious. 
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DeC. 01. 1916. 
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deer jack: 

i hope yew will bee real happie to heer from I. i have spent ten 
weekses ata the normal skule and profeser johnsing says their is some 
hopes fer those tat studys agerculter becos the grownd wil stand more 
abuse than the english langage. miss willums says i cen expres the thot 
rite but my spelin is a tritfel week, this shure is a swel skule jack, i 
wish yue cud kome heer and lern sumpthing that is wurth whyle. One 
of the teechers speeks too us everie wensday and always sez sompthing 
about bein skared and not wantin to speek but he just gose on and speeks 
anyway. One of them says somp thing about a kalerimeter, that sorter 
stired my kuriositie. Ive heerd about perimeters and speademeters but 
never kalerimeters. it is one of the nuest fashens i spose and soon every- 
bodey wil be wering them, the liberian sez that books has two bee 
charged befour yew ken take them hoam, but i cant understand what to 
charge them with, at hoam we blew out stumps with a charge of dina- 
mite but the books are loose on the shelfs. mebbe they used dinamite 
last yer, the floor is sorter cracked and the book kuvers loose, they sell 
a paper heer kalled the kentonian. they sez kum in at twelve thirty and 
get your papers, i got one and a big long guy sez have you paid your 
scription?? i sez no and he sez come across, i would like too be on the 
staf if the editers wer all assistents. they talks real nice and says what 
a boob, thats a new wurd to me but i know it meens a nice feller. They 
has a room on mane street called the fary. they charge a dime to see 
inside, in the fur end of it i saw guys shute each other and one feller 
with big pants and a kane ate two pies and they made him sick, nobody 
had sense to call a doctor, they sez his name was chaplin. i went in a 
eating hous and the man sez wil you have rost beaf or rost lam : i sez both 
and he laft and sez i gess you can fernish your own pork, i went out fer 
baskit ball and the manager gave me a shirt with no sieves and a pare of 
pants gray kulerd and short, he said the coch will come after while and 
i sposed we would get to ride home, but i gess he didnt no fer none kame. 
it is awful ruf. one guy hit me on the nose and anuther counted my ribs, 
i aint seen no baskits yet. i spose on account of the hie cost of stuf they 
wil keep on using fishnets insted. i told the kaptin i could get a markit 
baskit but he laft and said your greener than gras. if i am, it was caused 
by eatin some green stuf that looked like cornfodder at the normel in. 
i aint afrade too get sick heer, a doctor is heer al the time, doctor fought 
the kail him. he dont carry a medisin case but they say he gives calcules 
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Were playing in the garden when the bunny gamboled up. 

They looked upon the creature with a loathing undisguised : . ' 

He wasn't disinfected and he wasn't sterilized ! 

They said he was a carrier, a breeder of disease; 
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Summers — I was a regular 
hero last night; I saved a girl. 

Fisher — How was that? 

Summers — Oh, I had two 
girls last night and I saved one 
for tonight. 

Layton (at Normal Inn) — 
Do you serve lobsters here? 

Waiter — Yes, sir; we serve 
everybody. Sit down. 

Seale — When was the re- 
vival of learning? 

Miley — Before the last test. 

Mr. H — Isn't it funny how 
the biggest Mutts get the pret- 
tiest girls? 

Miss B — Now you are try- 
ing to flatter me. 

Humbert (solilotjuizing) — 
The world is losing all of its 
great men and I don't feel well. 

Miss Brown — People sug- 
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Miss Hoover — Go to Africa ; 
it's farther away. 

Miss Wilhelm — If you have 
a headache, put your feet in 
cold water. 

Miss H — And if my feet 
ache, should I put my head in? 


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Dorothy P — Humbert, it is 
so cold. I would like some- 
thing around me. 

Humbert — What would you 
care to have? 

Dorothy P — Oh, anything. 

(And the obliging Humljert 
brought her a shawl. ) 

See the gallant Junior, 

Behold his face so fair ; 
How stern his face is, 
His head is filled with air. 

Hopkins — What is a dog? 
Junior — A cjuadruple. 

When Hopper registered in 
the hotel as W. Hopper and 
valet, K. Nil^i would not be out- 
done, so he registered as K. 
Nile Hess and valise. 

Tidd— May I tell you an old, 
old story? 

She (blushing) — Yes. 

And he proceeded to relate 
for the twenty-seventh time 
how he won the game for 

Steigner (defining "cap- 
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Plumbing and Heating 

140 South Water Street -:- -:- KENT, OHIO 

Kent Sanitary Milk Co. 



IncliKliiig pci'fectly pasteurized 


Purity Brand Ice Cream a Specialty. Quantities 

of twu quarts ur more deli\'ered to all parts 

of the c\\.Y. Deliveries each morning 

before 6:00 A. AT. on every 

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Phone 3UK 


The Knocker 

After God had finished the 
rattlesnake, the toad and the 
vampire, he had some awful 
stuff left with which he made 
the knocker. A knocker is a 
two-legged animal with a cork- 
screw soul, a water-sogged 
brain, and a combination back- 
bone made of jelly and glue. 

Where other people carry their 
hearts he carries a tumor of 
rotten principles. When the 
knocker comes down the street, 
honest men turn their backs, 
the angels in Heaven take pre- 
cipitate refuge behind their 
harps and the devil padlocks 
the gates of hell. 

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r)csi<rncrs and M(nnif(ict}ircrs 

Class Kmhlems, Rings, Fobs, 
Athletic Medals 

IVeddin^' (ind Commencement hivitations 
(I nd ^ hut oil n ce me n fs 

DAXcr. ofiDFJis. rH()(:^.\^rs. .i//:.vrs. 

' ] isrn.M; ('Alil)S, ETC. 

Saiiip/i's cnul Estiiinitrs Fiiniis/ird upon Rrqucsi 

Rasti;ui H1(1k. Rocliester, N. V 


"Our Prexy" 

On the rostrum sits our Prexy, 

And his face is wreathed in smiles. 
Nothing can his armor sully; 

Proud his glance o'er Normal's aisles. 
See his nod approve each speaker ; 

Watch his mighty bosom swell 
At their logic, deep and deeper — 

Ah, he knows they do it well. 
Ah, methinks I read a message 

In McGilvrey's beaming face. 
To the graduates encourage, 

These words I seem to trace : 
"May your clouds have silver linings ; 

May your pathways lead to fame. 
And the luster, bright and shining, 

Center round Kent Normal's name." 
— Margaret B. Lott. 





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